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UT's Warlick discusses suggestion to lower women's hoops

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma says he wants people in women's basketball to start talking about how to make the game more exciting and attractive to fans.

He is trying to start the conversation by suggesting the rims be lowered by at least 7 inches for the women's game.

Auriemma likens the move to having women's tees in golf, and lower nets in women's volleyball.

But there was a mixed reaction to his suggestion from his colleagues. Oklahoma's Sherri Coale said Thursday she believes a uniform rim height is 1 of the things that makes basketball a great sport and she would not want that changed.

Others, such as Tennessee's Holly Warlick, say the cost of changing rim heights from elementary schools to the WNBA would be prohibitive.

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