Per Andy Katz:

http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-...&sf179535808=1

The season had been so compressed that jamming in high-profile non-conference games, tournaments and challenge games like the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, and now conference games — especially in the soon-to-be 20-game conference seasons in the Big Ten next season and the ACC in 2019-20 was proving untenable. Will three days matter? Sure. The spacing of the games and the allowing of practice days will be embraced.

To get those three days back for the players, in the power conferences or autonomous conferences, are voting Friday to give a mandatory three days off in December around the holidays as part of a package on time demands for student-athletes. This would give players time to go home and see their families. The days could be any consecutive days at the discretion of each school (for example, Dec. 21, 22, 23 or 23-24-25). The days off will likely be determined by the scheduling around the holidays or if a team is in a tournament. The other 27 conferences don’t have to adopt the policy once approved by the power conferences, but they likely would to avoid a different set of rules.