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Shooters find not every basketball is same in college game

2 years 4 months 1 hour ago January 27, 2015 Jan 27, 2015 Tuesday, January 27 2015 January 27, 2015 1:45 PM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Eric Olson

Unlike the NBA, the NCAA has no uniform game ball for regular-season games.

That means a team could be playing with an unfamiliar ball during road games. And in a sport in which "shooter's touch" is part of the lexicon, the feel of the ball can't be minimized.

With all the talk over deflated footballs before the Super Bowl, the topic of balls also has bubbled up in college basketball. Minnesota's leading scorer, Andre Hollins, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that part of the reason for the Gophers' poor free-throw shooting in a three-point loss to Nebraska last week was the Adidas ball rolled out by the Cornhuskers.

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