5 on 5 Basketball Rules
Important rules as well as rules unique to SDSM&T Intramurals follow. Team captains are responsible for sharing this information with their team members prior to the team’s first competition.
IF YOU HAVE ONE FORFEIT YOUR TEAM WILL BE PULLED OUT OF THE LEAGUE!
(Acceptions may be made if you let the Intramural Director know at least 4 hours prior to start time)
1) STRUCTURE OF GAMES
a) Twenty-minute halves with a running clock until the last five minutes of the second half. The clock will stop with each whistle during the last five minutes of the second half (Unless there is a 20 point difference). Halftime is five minutes.
b) Each team is allowed one 30-second time-out per half.
c) One three-minute overtime period will be used if necessary.
d) Each team is allowed one 30-second time-out during the overtime period.
e) If the game is tied at the end of the overtime period, a lightning round of free throws will determine the winner.
f) The forfeit time is five minutes after the scheduled start time of a game (NO EXCEPTIONS).
2) rules guiding play
a) Standard college basketball rules will be applied unless noted.
b) There is no shot clock. There are no three-pointers unless championship games are able to be played on the main court of the King Center or if playing at NAU.
c) Pressing is allowed unless a team has a lead of twenty points or greater.
d) If both teams agree on a game ball, that ball will be used. If no agreement is reached, a ball supplied by the intramural department will be used.
e) The minimum number of players that a team can play with is four. This includes situations in which team members foul out. If a team is forced to start or continue a game with four players, the opposing team can still play with five. A team that is unable to field at least four players will forfeit.
a) Each player is allowed five fouls per game.
b) There will be no foul shots in the first half (EXCEPTION FOR TECHNICALS WHICH RESULT IN 2 SHOTS PLUS POSSESSION). Following a foul, the ball is checked in above the top of the key and must be passed before being shot.
c) A 1-and-1will be shot on the seventh team foul and two free throws will be awarded on the tenth team foul in the second half.
d) Free throws will be awarded on shooting fouls during the second half.
4) GAME CONTROL AND REGULATIONS
a) All regular season games will be CALL YOUR OWN FOULS. Referees will be appointed during tournament play (semi-finals and championship). Scorekeepers will still be in charge and are ultimately in control of ALL games! There will be no harassing of officials or scorekeepers tolerated!!
b) An unsportsmanlike technical foul for any player (including those on the bench) will be called for disrespectfully addressing officials, use of profanity, trash talking, excessive or repeated personal fouls, etc.
c) FIGHTING WILL RESULT IN THE OFFENDING PLAYERS BEING EJECTED FROM THE GYM AND PROHIBITED FROM PARTICIPATING IN 5 ON 5 FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!
5) COED RULES (These may be adjusted as the season progresses with input from the players)
a) There can be up to 2 men on the floor for a team. (This means there must be at least 3 girls on the court if playing with 5 people)
b) All jump balls will be by 2 women
c) You must have 4 players (at least 2 girls) to start the game. If you do not have enough people by 5 minutes after your start time, it IS A FORFEIT