Oklahoma Coach Lon Kruger seemed to shrug off the block/charge change.
"As compared to the holding and contact and denying cutters and all those things, when we start addressing those issues and freeing up movement away from the ball and with the ball, that will free up scoring," he said.
The rule change has been nicknamed the Aaron Craft rule after the Ohio State guard positioned himself to take a charge in the final minutes of the Buckeyes' win over Iowa State in the Round of 32 this March.
"We'll see how it's impacted once the games start," Cyclones Coach Fred Hoiberg said. "It's, in my opinion, the toughest call in the game, as far as the block or the charge.
"I think now it's going to benefit the offensive player; they go up to make that move and the center can't slide underneath and get the call.
"I think it's a good rule change and we'll see how it's called."
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SPEAKING OF the unofficial Mayor of Ames, Iowa, Hoiberg likes the latest in a long transfers he's welcomed to town the last three years.
Former Marshall star DeAndre Kane, who is immediately eligible at Iowa State as a graduate transfer, has been working out with the Cyclones.
"The great thing about DeAndre is he brings us a lot of experience, much-needed experience with everything we lost on the perimeter from last year's team," Hoiberg said. "He's proven that he can put up big numbers.
"I think the way that we play getting up and down the floor, with being able to space the floor with shooters, I think that fits in perfectly with how DeAndre plays."
WVU's Huggins also praised Kane.
"He's got great size to play on the perimeter and he's very, very good at attacking the rim," Huggins said. "He's probably as good a guy as there's going to be in our league at attacking the rim with size and athleticism."
Kane and Huggins will see each other at least twice this season.
At Marshall, Kane averaged 16.7 points in 35.3 meetings against the Mountaineers.
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