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Have you ever wondered how many different rules NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and FIBA (International Basketball Federation) have? Louise Pike, basketball writer at Marathonbet UK & Marathonbet Global, a leading basketball betting company, compiled all the rule differences, so that when you are watching an NCAA or FIBA basketball game, you are equipped with all the knowledge about the rules:

DURATION OF GAMETwo 20-minute halvesFour 10-minute quarters
SHOT CLOCK35 seconds24 seconds
SHOT CLOCK RESETFG attempt hits rimResets to 14 seconds when FGA hits rim and offensive rebound is given
OVERTIME DURATION5 minutes5 minutes
LENGTH OF HALFTIME15 minutes15 minutes
COURT LENGTH94 feet x 50 feet91-10 x 49-2.5
SIZE OF LANE12 feet x 19 feet16 x 19
3-POINT DISTANCE20 feet-9 inches22-1.75
NO-CHARGE SEMICIRCLE0.914 meters from center of basket1.25 meters from center
ADVANCE BALL TO HALFCOURT AT TIMEOUTNot allowedAllowed in final 2 minutes of fourth quarter and OT
BACKCOURT VIOLATION10 seconds8 seconds
GAME CLOCK STOPS AFTER FGLast minute of second half and last minute of OTLast 2 minutes of fourth quarter and OT
PLAYER FOUL LIMITFiveFive (or two technical fouls)
BONUS FREE THROWSOn seventh foul of half (1-and-1); 10th foul (2 FTAs)On fifth foul of quarter (2 FTAs); fourth quarter carries into OT
NUMBER OF PLAYERS PERMITTED ON FREE THROW LANESix (four defensive, two offensive)Five (three offensive, two defensive)
JUMP BALLAlternating possession after tip-offAlternating possession after tip-off
FLOPPING RULEDoesn’t have oneWarning on the first flop; technical on the next flop
TIMEOUTSFour 75-second timeouts, two 30-seconds2 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 TIMEOUTSFour per halfUp to one per quarter
OVERTIME TIMEOUTSOne additional 75-second timeout and any unused from regulationOne additional 60-second timeout
WHO CALLS TIMEOUTSHead coach or player on floorHead coach or assistant coach
SIZE OF BASKETBALLMax circumference of 30 inches / minimum circumference 29.5; max weight 20 ounces / minimum weight 17.99 oz.Max circumference 29 inches; max weight 20 ounces / minimum weight 17.99 oz.
LEGAL JERSEY NUMBERS00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, numbers ending in 1-5 up to No. 55All numbers, 00 (or 0) through 99
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