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College basketball to get longer 3-point line

Updated: October 7, 2003, 3:38 PM ET

INDIANAPOLIS -- The 3-point line in college basketball is about to be moved 9 inches farther from the basket beginning in the 2004-05 season.

Barring unexpected dissent by the NCAA's two smallest divisions, the new line will be set at 20 feet, 6 inches.

The championships committees of all three divisions decided to keep the rectangular free throw lane, rejecting a switch to the trapezoidal lane used internationally.

"In Division I, it's essentially done," Marty Benson, the NCAA liaison ...

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