A three-point plan to save men's NCAA basketball

A three-point plan to save men's NCAA basketball

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski let the NCAA have it last week.

On Tuesday night, after the Blue Devils won a game at Boston College, Coach K issued a stern rebuke of what he sees as the NCAA's lack of vision in guiding the future of men's college basketball.

"Do you see anything coming out from the NCAA saying what our future is?" Krzyzewski said. "What our plan is?"

It feels like NCAA men's basketball is near a tipping point.

The current men's college hoops season is widely regarded as pedestrian, with a lack of great teams, a lack of star players and a resulting on-the-court product that is too often lackluster.

It feels like a number of underlying trends that are serving to undermine men's college hoops - starting with the annual mass exodus of players with remaining eligibility who turn professional with no hope of being drafted by the NBA - have caught up with the sport.

"I wish the whole thing would change," Krzyzewski lamented.

Here are three things that urgently need to change - two that would benefit players, one that would benefit fans - before it becomes too late to "fix" college basketball.

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