NCAA Basketball | Do You Know The Rules?

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NCAA basketball | do you know the rules?
Well there, Smarty Pants, take our 25-question NCAA basketball quiz and find out how smart you really are. Credit: Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal

  
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1.  After the opening tip, a player shoots at the wrong basket, nailing a “trey” from beyond the arc. Score three for the opposing team?
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B.
C.
2.  A player stuck under his own basket throws the ball up thru the net and over the cylinder, and it falls back through. Score the goal?
A.
B.
C.
3.  Everybody knows that a defender cannot kick the ball. But what about an offensive player with a flair for soccer? May he kick the ball into the basket?
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B.
C.
4.  You may have heard public-address announcers say that the home team may be assessed a technical foul if fans keep throwing stuff on the court. Is that an idol threat, or is it really allowed under the rules?
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B.
C.
5.  A team that is short-handed has several players foul out, until it can no longer field five. May the team play on with four players? Three? Two? One?
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B.
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6.  A bad foul shooter is fouled on the last shot of the game and says he is too injured to attempt his free throws. Who gets to shoot them?
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C.
7.  A short ball handler dribbles the ball over his head. Is this a traveling or palming violation?
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B.
C.
8.  A player jumps over an opponent’s back to grab a rebound. Is this a foul?
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B.
C.
9.  A player trying to in-bound the ball can’t find any open teammates, so he tosses a desperate heave that goes into the basket. Allow the goal?
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B.
C.
10.  A ball handler crosses the mid-court line with one foot, then to elude defenders, backs up so that both feet are in the backcourt. Is this an “over-and-back” violation?
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B.
C.
11.  On a throw-in, an offensive player in the front court deflects the ball into the back court. Can his teammate retrieve it without an over-and-back violation.
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B.
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12.  Everybody knows you can’t show up an official, but what about pointing a finger at an opposing player? Or what about inciting unfavorable crowd reaction?
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13.  On an attempted dunk, with the ball still in the dunker's hand, a defender blocks the shot while the ball is over the cylinder.
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B.
C.
14.  Trying to inbound the ball under his own basket, a player can’t find anyone open, and to beat the 5-second clock, throws the ball off the side of the basket, leading to a dunk for a teammate. Score the goal?
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B.
C.
15.  With the clock about to expire, a player on a fast break bounces the ball into the bucket, but the horn sounds before the ball passes through. Does the basket count?
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B.
C.
16.  16: To psyche up the hometown crowd, during pregame warm-ups, a hot dog executes several “wind-mill” dunks. You got a problem with that?
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B.
C.
17.  Everybody knows you can’t draw a charge if you’re standing in the “restricted area,” the semi-circle drawn on the floor 3 feet out from the edge of the rim. Or can you?
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B.
C.
18.  Everyone knows by now that officials can “go to the monitor” to check whether a shot is a “two” or a “three.” But do they have to?
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B.
C.
19.  Most everyone knows that three “zebras” are assigned to officiate every game, and hard-core fans know that one is designated the referee. But can the referee overrule his “umpires?”
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B.
C.
20.  20. Everybody makes mistakes. May an official correct his?
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B.
C.
21.  There’s an old saying that “the hand is part of the ball” when it comes to calling a foul. Is the old saying true?
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B.
C.
22.  Announcers often lament that it is a shame that one player is called for a foul when “both were going for the ball.” Do two players have an equal right to a loose ball?
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B.
C.
23.  Following an initial warning, a team doesn’t return the floor after the final horn to end a timeout. What sanction is in order?
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24.  A player with the ball falls to the court, losing his “pivot foot.” Is this traveling?
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B.
C.
25.  Is there really a “principle of verticality? Or did Dick Vitale just make that up?
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