NGBA Game Rules User Rating: 5 / 5 Please Rate Vote 1 Vote 2 Vote 3 Vote 4 Vote 5 Timing of Games Two (2) twenty (20) minute halves. Continuously running clock except for: Timeouts called by either team or the referees. (30-second time-outs) Stoppage of play due to injury. In the last two (2) minutes of regulation, (2nd half) if a team is trailing by 12 points or less. On all made baskets in the last one (1) minute of regulation (2nd half) and last one (1) minute of all overtime periods. Overtime periods will be three (3) minutes with a continuously running clock, except for the last one (1) minute of the period. Time-Outs Each team will be allocated two (2) time-outs per half with no carryover. Time-outs may be used at any time during the game. One (1) time-out will be allocated for each overtime period. Teams may advance the ball to midcourt after a timeout in the last two (2) minutes of regulation (2nd half) and last one (1) minute of any overtime period. Fouls A player who obtains his/her SIXTH (6th) foul during the course of the game will be eliminated from further play during that game. All technical fouls will count as a personal foul.Two (2) technical fouls in one game will disqualify a player, coach or bench personnel for the remainder of the tournament Two (2) technical fouls in one game will disqualify a player, coach or bench personnel for the remainder of the tournament Free Throws The number of players allowed to line up for free throws shall be as follows: 5 total - 2 offensive, 3 defensive. One plus the bonus free throws will be awarded when a team is assessed its 7th foul and two (2) free throws on the tenth (10) and subsequent team fouls. (Team fouls will include all personal and technical fouls) One (1) free throw will be awarded for all technical fouls. The game will continue from the point of interruption. Goaltending / Illegal Touching of Ball above the Rim Basket interference: touching the ball on/above the ring. It is illegal to touch the ball while it is on the ring. It is illegal to touch the basket, backboard or support while the ball is on the ring. Goaltending: it is illegal to touch the ball in its downward flight on a shot. The ball is considered on its downward flight once it has hit the backboard. Turnovers and Common Fouls The referees DO NOT touch or “check” the basketball on all turnovers and non-shooting fouls in the backcourt; unless team with the ball has a sub. On fouls in the backcourt players must allow time for the referee to report foul before throwing the ball inbounds. Referees must check the basketball for all turnovers and common fouls in the frontcourt. Technical Fouls, Unsportsmanlike Conduct, Ejections Technical fouls will be assessed for the following: Dunking during warm-up periods. (dunks are allowed during games) Flagrant fouls. Abusive language or unsportsmanlike conduct towards a referee, tournament official or opposing team member. Slamming the ball or throwing other equipment. Ejection from a game will result from the following: Two (2) technical fouls assessed during the game. Fighting. Ejection from the tournament will result from the following: (at the discretion of the tournament committee) Ejection from a game. Fighting. Forfeits All teams must be at their designated court twenty (20) minutes prior to scheduled game time. Games will start 5 minutes immediately following the conclusion of the previous game, even if that is earlier than the scheduled game time. Forfeits for delay in a team’s arrival at a court for a scheduled game will jointly be decided by the game official and tournament director; however no game will start more than 10 minutes after the conclusion of the prior scheduled game. Teams must have a minimum of five (5) players to begin a game. Any game cannot continue with less than four (4) players. Miscellaneous Rules and Regulations of note Three-point field goal distance: 19' 9" (NCAA). Backcourt violation: this occurs after 10 seconds. If the ball goes out-of-bounds, the 10-second count resets. Ball can be advanced to half-court upon time-out in the last two (2) minutes of regulation (2nd half) and the last one (1) minute of overtime periods. Possession: there will be NO jump balls. "Arrow of possession" will be in operation. There will be a jump ball to start the game and to start all overtime periods. Team rosters are limited to 10 persons. The clock will stop on all made baskets in the last one (1) minute of regulation (2nd half) and last one (1) minute of all overtime periods.