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Comparing rules of NCAA and FIBA

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Kansas forward Jamari Traylor (31) delivers a tomahawk dunk over members of Team Canada during the third quarter of Friday's World University Games exhibition at Sprint Center.

Kansas forward Jamari Traylor (31) delivers a tomahawk dunk over members of Team Canada during the third quarter of Friday's World University Games exhibition at Sprint Center. by Nick Krug

If you caught either of Kansas basketball’s Team USA exhibitions against Canada at Sprint Center, you’re already a little familiar with some of the differences between the rules of college basketball and international play.

Now that the World University Games are here — KU opens pool play versus Turkey at 10 p.m. Friday night on ESPNU — a rundown of all the differences and similarities seems in order.

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

OVERTIME DURATION

NCAA: 5 minutes | FIBA: 5 minutes

LENGTH OF HALFTIME

NCAA: 15 minutes | FIBA: 15 minutes

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

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) signals the bench and crowd after hitting a three-point basket near the end of a 91-83 Team USA exhibition game win against Canada Tuesday, June 23, at the Sprint Center in K.C., MO.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) signals the bench and crowd after hitting a three-point basket near the end of a 91-83 Team USA exhibition game win against Canada Tuesday, June 23, at the Sprint Center in K.C., MO. by Mike Yoder

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

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) gets a foul called on him going for a steal against Canada forward Tommy Nixon (14) in the first-half of a Team USA exhibition game against Canada Tuesday, June 23, at the Sprint Center in K.C., MO.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) gets a foul called on him going for a steal against Canada forward Tommy Nixon (14) in the first-half of a Team USA exhibition game against Canada Tuesday, June 23, at the Sprint Center in K.C., MO. by Mike Yoder

PLAYER FOUL LIMIT

NCAA: Five | FIBA: Five (or two technical fouls)

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)

JUMP BALL

NCAA: Alternating possession after tip-off | FIBA: Alternating possession after tip-off

PLAYERS CAN TOUCH BALL ABOVE CYLINDER

NCAA: Nope | FIBA: You betcha

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

Kansas guard LaGerald Vick (2) and forward Hunter Mickelson (42) fight for a rebound in the paint with members of Team Canada during the third quarter of Friday's World University Games exhibition at Sprint Center.

Kansas guard LaGerald Vick (2) and forward Hunter Mickelson (42) fight for a rebound in the paint with members of Team Canada during the third quarter of Friday's World University Games exhibition at Sprint Center. by Nick Krug

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

Comments

Aaron Paisley 4 years ago

I didn't know FIBA used a smaller court or a smaller basketball

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