Rules

SECTION 5:  TOURNAMENT RULES

Basketball Rule Book: www.fiba.com

  1. RULE EXCEPTIONS
    1. Game Period
      1. A jump ball will only be used at the start of the game and overtime periods.
      2. Games will be 2 x 12 minute stop time halves, with 5 minutes for halftime.
      3. Teams will have 10 seconds to bring a live ball from the backcourt into the frontcourt.
      4. Overtime Period - Overtime will be 1 period that is 2 minutes in length (stop time). If the score remains tied after the overtime period, a subsequent overtime period termed “sudden death” will follow, with the first team to score being declared the winner.
    2. The Playing Court
      1. All levels of MRISA Basketball will use a 3 point line which measures 19’9” / 6.02m from the center of the basket.
      2. All levels of MRISA Basketball will use a Restricted Area (Key or Lane) which is 12’ / 3.6m wide.
    3. Defense - A Junior team cannot implement a full-court press. Players must return to the half-court line before playing defense. However, a junior team may use any type of defense, in the last 4 minutes, of the second half and anytime during the overtime period only when the score difference is less than 20 points between teams.
    4. Time-Out -  Teams are allotted 3 x 1-minute timeouts per game and 1 in each overtime period.
  2. ROUND ROBIN TIE-BREAK PROCEDURE
    1. Point differential between tied teams (Head to head) (no credit for more than 25-point difference/game)
    2. Point differential in all games (no credit for more than 25-point difference/game)
    3. Least amount of points conceded between tied teams
    4. Least amount of points conceded in all games
    5. Coin toss
    6. Note: In a 3-way tie, once one team has been eliminated you continue to work through the tie-break system. You do NOT return to the top of the tie-break system.
  3. EQUIPMENT 
    1. Official game ball
      1. Junior boys and Girls will use the 28.5 ball (size 6)
      2. .Senior Girls will use a 28.5 ball (size 6).
      3. Senior Boys will use an official Men’s ball (size 7).
    2. Game Clock (visible to coaches and players).
    3. Official MRISA Basketball Scoresheet
    4. Alternating possession indicator
    5. Player Foul markers
    6. Team Foul markers