New Country, New Rules for Dolphin Basketball

New Country, New Rules for Dolphin Basketball

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Most Jacksonville University fans are probably aware that the Dolphin men's basketball program is currently in Canada and will play three pre-season exhibition games against Canadian universities. What you're probably not aware of is that these games will be a bit different than what college basketball fans are used to. Here's a quick breakdown of what all is different from NCAA rules to FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basketball) rules:

DURATION OF GAME

NCAA: Two 20-minute halves | FIBA: Four 10-minute quarters

SHOT CLOCK

NCAA: 35 seconds | FIBA: 24 seconds

SHOT CLOCK RESET

NCAA: FG attempt hits rim | FIBA: Resets to 14 seconds when FGA hits rim and offensive rebound is secured

COURT LENGTH

NCAA: 94 feet x 50 feet | FIBA: 91-10 x 49-2.5

SIZE OF LANE

NCAA: 12 feet x 19 feet | FIBA: 16 x 19

3-POINT DISTANCE

NCAA: 20 feet-9 inches | FIBA: 22-1.75

NO-CHARGE SEMICIRCLE

NCAA: 0.914 meters from center of basket | FIBA: 1.25 meters from center

ADVANCE BALL TO HALFCOURT AT TIMEOUT

NCAA: Not allowed | FIBA: Allowed in final 2 minutes of fourth quarter and OT

BACKCOURT VIOLATION

NCAA: 10 seconds | FIBA: 8 seconds

GAME CLOCK STOPS AFTER FG

NCAA: Last minute of second half and last minute of OT | FIBA: Last 2 minutes of fourth quarter and OT

BONUS FREE THROWS

NCAA: On seventh foul of half (1-and-1); 10th foul (2 FTAs) | FIBA: On fifth foul of quarter (2 FTAs); fourth quarter carries into OT

NUMBER OF PLAYERS PERMITTED ON FREE THROW LANE

NCAA: Six (four defensive, two offensive) | FIBA: Five (three offensive, two defensive)

PLAYERS CAN TOUCH BALL ABOVE CYLINDER

NCAA: No | FIBA: Yes

FLOPPING RULE

NCAA: Doesn't have one | FIBA: Warning on the first flop; technical on the next flop

TIMEOUTS

NCAA: Four 75-second timeouts, two 30-seconds | FIBA: 2 60-second timeouts in first and second quarters, three 60-second timeouts in third and fourth quarters; maximum of two timeouts in final 2 minutes of a game

TV TIMEOUTS

NCAA: Four per half | FIBA: Up to one per quarter

OVERTIME TIMEOUTS

NCAA: One additional 75-second timeout and any unused from regulation | FIBA: One additional 60-second timeout

WHO CALLS TIMEOUTS

NCAA: Head coach or player on floor | FIBA: Head coach or assistant coach

SIZE OF BASKETBALL

NCAA: Max circumference of 30 inches / minimum circumference 29.5; max weight 20 ounces / minimum weight 17.99 oz. | FIBA: Max circumference 29 inches; max weight 20 ounces / minimum weight 17.99 oz.

LEGAL JERSEY NUMBERS

NCAA: 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, numbers ending in 1-5 up to No. 55 | FIBA: All numbers, 00 (or 0) through 99

 

Dolphin fans can keep up with the team's Canadian adventure on Twitter @JacksonvilleMBB or by following the hashtag #PhinsUpNorth. Each day a student-athlete, coach, or adminstrator on the trip will submit a video blog on JUDolphins.com recapping their perspective on the day's events.