Phil Gamble remembers going into UConn's Guyer Gym to shoot a few baskets, and seeing the new tape.
"Coach told me a new rule was coming in," Gamble said, "and he wanted me to practice shooting from there. So that's what I did – I practiced, and practiced and practiced."
It was the summer of 1986. The Huskies had a new coach, Jim Calhoun, who was going to change the program forever, and the NCAA had made the three-point basket universal, setting the arc at 19 feet, 9 inches. This would forever change college basketball in many ways, some anticipated — more scoring, more spacing, greater opportunity for comebacks — and some not.
"It has a...