No gambling scandal involving incorrect NCAA 3-point line

No gambling scandal involving incorrect NCAA 3-point line

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  • Brian Pempus, Forbes Betting
April 1, 2024 3:49 PM
  • Brian Pempus, Forbes Betting

Basketball fans were shocked Sunday when it was revealed that a court used to play four high-stakes Women’s NCAA Tournament games had an incorrectly marked 3-point line.

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It’s not yet clear how much the proper dimensions were off, but it appears the discrepancy was several inches. One of the 3-point lines was significantly closer to the basket.

The NCAA basketball 3-point line is supposed to be 22 feet, 1 3/4 inches.

The NCAA said in a statement Sunday on social media:

“The NCAA was notified that the 3-point lines on the court at Moda Center in Portland are not the same distance. The NCAA staff and women’s basketball committee members on site consulted with the two head coaches [Texas and NC State] who were made aware of the discrepancy. All parties elected to play a complete game on the court as is, rather than correcting the court and delaying the game,” said Lynn Holzman, the NCAA’s vice president of women’s basketball.