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So You Think You Know Basketball!

so you think you know basketball

Welcome back to The Game Show that’s sweeping the nation. Here’s your host, YouTube Basketball Rules Expert Greg Austin.

Hello everybody, welcome back to another episode of the game show So You Think You Know Basketball. It’s a show where contestants get to display their knowledge of National Federation of High School Basketball Rules. Here’s a quick review of how the show works. We will present you with a game situation in both video and audio format. You will have five seconds, in which to make your ruling, you will make your ruling using one of six choices. The choices will be the same for each game situation you’re presented with each scenario is worth one point, with the exception of one question, which is worth two points, the double dandy. You can download a score sheet from the website abetterofficial.com, there’ll be a link above, and a link in the show notes, if you want to put the video on pause, download your score sheet and get ready to go. You could always just use a plain piece of paper, a score sheet or anything that you could write on. Even a coffee cup.

Alrighty then let’s get started with the quiz. Today we are discussing Technical Fouls scenarios. Remember that when a play scenario is presented. The correct answer is never just, “Technical Foul.” The correct answer is, Administrative Technical, Team Technical, Substitute Technical, Player Technical or Bench Technical. Our sixth answer today is No Technical Foul. 

So for each question, those are your choices, Administrative, Team, Substitute, Player, Bench or No Technical Foul. Those are your choices for each game situation. Are you ready, let’s get started with the quiz! 

So You Think You Know Basketball! Question 1 

At halftime, as the team’s coaches and officials are making their way through a hallway to the dressing room. A 23 makes an unsportsmanlike remark to one of the officials

Bench Technical Foul.

So You Think You Know Basketball Question 1Bench Technical Foul So You Think You Know Basketball Q1

So You Think You Know Basketball! Question 2,

A1 has the ball out of bounds for throwing A1 completes the throw-into A2, and then purposefully delays his return by taking four or five steps along the end line prior to coming inbounds behind a screen set by A3 and a four. A1 gets a return pass from A to and takes an unchallenged drive for goal.

Player Technical Foul.

Player Technical Foul

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So You Think You Know Basketball! Question 3.

Following a charged timeout Team B is still with their coach on the sidelines, when the official sounds the whistle to indicate play will resume for players have to be returned to the court, just in time to play defense, as A1 attempts and unsuccessful three point B1 rebounds and throws a long pass to be five, who enters the court, just in time to catch the pass.

Team Technical Foul.

Team Technical Foul National Federation of High School Basketball Rules

So You Think You Know Basketball! Question 4

during the game the officials noticed the team has an individual on the bench, using an iPad to keep stats from the game,

No Technical Foul.

No Technical Foul A Better Official

So You Think You Know Basketball! Question 5.

The table notifies the official that A3 has committed his fifth album. The official notifies Team A coach that A3 is disqualified. A3 makes an unsportsmanlike comment to the official on their way to the bench

Bench Technical Foul.

Bench Technical Foul - National Federation of High School Basketball Rules

So You Think You Know Basketball! Question 6

A1 tries for a goal, and B1 jumps and attempts to block the shot. In doing so, B1’s hand strikes the backboard causing it to move the ball rolls off of the still moving basket,

No Technical Foul

No Technical Foul A Better Official

So You Think You Know Basketball! Question 7

the ruling official has reported the foul. And the lead official has given directions to players along the lane. The official is ready to put the ball at the free throw or A1’s disposal, but A1 is at the sidelines, talking to the coach

Player Technical Foul.

Player Technical Foul

So You Think You Know Basketball! Question 8.

A5 reports to the table as a substitute and sits on the floor during play, there’s a highly competitive loose ball situation between A12 and B55. After the whistle blows substitute A5 steps onto the floor and shoves B55

Bench Technical Foul.

Bench Technical Foul - National Federation of High School Basketball Rules

So You Think You Know Basketball! Question 9

Team A is warned in the first half, when a woman reaches through the throw-in boundary plane. Early in the fourth period A1 does the same thing.

Team Technical Foul.

Team Technical Foul National Federation of High School Basketball Rules

So You Think You Know Basketball! Question 10.

During a timeout in the second period of play. The team B coach requests the score of change, a team members number in the score. Team B has already received an Administrative Technical for failing to submit that roster prior to 10 minutes before the game.

Administrative Technical Foul.

Administrative Technical Foul National Federation of High School Basketball Rules

So You Think You Know Basketball! Question 11

thrower A1 is out of bounds, and extends the ball through the plane of the boundary line B2 slaps the ball out of the hands of A1 recovers, and scores,

No Technical Foul.

No Technical Foul A Better Official

Question 12

With two minutes remaining in the second period, B1 commits her third foul against airborne shooter, A1. The try is unsuccessful. Team B’s coach, sends B6 to the scorer’s table to replace B1. After A1’s first free throw. B1 angry about the officials ruling and knowing she will be replaced goes and sits on the end of Team B’s bench, as the foul is reported

Player Technical Foul.

Player Technical Foul

Question 13.

The third period and as the teams are heading to their respective benches, A1 verbally towards B1

Bench Technical Foul.

Bench Technical Foul - National Federation of High School Basketball Rules

Question 14.

A1 requests is granted a timeout late in the fourth period

Team A had already used its three 60-second timeouts and its two 30-second timeouts

Team Technical Foul.

Team Technical Foul National Federation of High School Basketball Rules

Question 15

substitute A1 enters the court without reporting to the score. The infraction is discovered after the ball becomes live,

No Technical Foul.

No Technical Foul A Better Official

Question 16.

After a foul is called against Awan as the official moves to the reporting area team as head coach demonstrably waves his arms in disagreement with the call

Bench Technical Foul.

Bench Technical Foul - National Federation of High School Basketball Rules

Question 17

with four minutes remaining in the first period, substitute a 35 reports to the table, and at the next dead ball was beckoned in by the officials. After a minute of playing time has passed at 35 commits a foul. After the calling official reports the foul. The scorer informs the official that a 35 was not on the submitted roster and is not listed in the book.

Administrative Technical Foul.

Administrative Technical Foul National Federation of High School Basketball Rules

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Question 18

while the ball is in control of Team A and the clock is running, and without the officials noticing substitute B6 enters the game and is the team’s sixth player on the court. At the next dead ball B6 returns to the bench, after which Team A commits a violation. The scorer informs the official that Team B had six players on the court,

No Technical Foul.

No Technical Foul A Better Official

Question 19.

The ball is out of bounds on the end line. as the lead official hands the ball to the thrower for the resulting throw-in substitute B1 runs, taps the table and runs onto the floor.

Substitute Technical Foul.

Substitute Technical Foul National Federation of High School Basketball Rules

Question 20 

As the third period is about to begin. Team A has not returned to the floor. The officials allow one minute to pass, and the team is still not on the court.

Team Technical Foul.

Team Technical Foul National Federation of High School Basketball Rules

That will wrap up today’s episode of So You Think You know basketball. Did you find it challenging? Post your score in the comments below and any questions or follow up that you have. Also remember that we will have a post game after this section of the show, in which all answers will be discussed. This is Greg Austin signing off, and thanks for watching

Post Game Show – So You Think You Know Basketball Ep 1

Welcome everyone, it’s the postgame show we’re gonna discuss the questions on the quiz, discuss why each answer is what it is but also remember important points along the way that we need to remember when we’re adjudicating game situations that involve Technical Fouls or possible Technical Fouls. So let’s get started.

Question 1.

All right, so we have an unsportsmanlike remark at halftime. Remember that during intermissions between periods, All team members are considered bench personnel. So the first period ends before the second period begins, all team members are bench personnel at halftime between the second and third periods, all team members are bench personnel, if there’s any interaction that is unsportsmanlike by any team member, or any bird. Other bench personnel, with the officials, or with opponents, or with spectators, or any sporting action. They are considered bench personnel, which means that is a Bench Technical Foul, it is on the individual. And it will be an Indirect assessed to the head coach, as well. For all Bench Technicals that’s what we have. Alright, let’s move on. 

Question 2.

Okay pretty straightforward. A1 has purposefully delayed their return to the court after being legally out of bounds by rule this is a Player Technical Foul straight up, straight from the rule.

Question 3.

All right, this is a good one, following a charge time out.

Team fails to return to the court. The official properly uses resumption of play. To make the ball live for the team members rushed back onto the court. Ultimately, one of the team team members has the ball and throws a full length past to the fifth team member who emerges from the bench comes onto the court and catches the ball. Right. This is a Technical Foul by rule, but we really need to know what kind of Technical Foul, this is, this is a Team Technical Foul. For all of the players, not returning to the court at approximately the same time following a timeout. For look at the rule. Article five failed to have all players returned to the court at approximately the same time, following a timeout, or intermission. 

Question 4.

Pretty straightforward question, electronic devices are illegal by rule for the purpose of tracking information, such as scoring or statistics, etc. Ipad on the bench is legal for those purposes.

Question 5.

This is a question that brings up a couple of really important points. First of all, when is a player disqualified from the game? The player is disqualified from the game when the official informs the head coach, Coach player has five fouls. At that moment, that player is disqualified. With that simple action. That’s why it’s important that we always inform properly. So the player is now disqualified. that makes them no longer a player. But in their status of where they were on the court to go sit on the team bench they are now bench personnel by rule. And the action by bench personnel that he’s unsporting is assessed a Bench Technical Foul to that individual. And if that individual is not the head coach, which they’re not here, then there’s also an Indirect Technical Foul on the head coach and that’s what we have here, Bench Technical on A3 Indirect Technical on head coach.

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Question 6.

So we have a defensive player, jumping, attempting to block his shot, slapping the backboard causing it to move. The ball ends up on the ring with a rain moving in the backboard moving and rolls off in high school basketball. This is a legal play. As long as the action by the defender was a legitimate attempt to block the shot. This is a legal play there is No Technical Foul there is no foul on this play.

Question 7

on this play, we have a free throw. We have a player who is fouled and will have free throws. As a result, the official calling official has reported to the table, the non-calling official or the lead in this case is ready to administer the free throws, and yet no player, the player is not in the free throws semicircle ready to go. they are over on the sideline talking to their coach. This is a Player Technical Foul by rule. 

Remember that we’re not discussing how to handle these situations in your game. We’re not talking about preventative officiating. we’re just talking about National Federation of High School Basketball Rules. 

By rule this is a Player Technical Foul. It’s not on the coach for distracting the player, it’s not on the team. It’s on the player.

Question 8

This may be a contentious play there may be disagreement about the ruling here. But I think we have solid footing. So we have a substitute, who reports to the table and sits on the floor, waiting to be back in, during play there’s a highly competitive loose ball, maybe tempers flare. A lot of tension between those players. This player, this substitute steps onto the floor and pushes the opponent. What do we have, we have a Bench Technical Foul.

We have unsporting action by a player who is a substitute. Let’s remember the Substitute Technical Foul rule refers specifically to failing to report to the scorer or entering the court without being beckoned. Now while the player did enter the court, that’s not the key component here. The key component here is the unsporting action. So we have unsporting action by bench personnel, let’s remember that a head coach if we look at the bench personnel tactic tactic and file rule, the head coach is responsible for his or her own conduct and behavior, as well as substitutes disqualified team members and all other bench personnel, our feeling is that this player is would receive a Substitute Technical if they violated the very narrow restrictions. But if they committed an unsporting act, it is a Bench Technical Foul assessed to the individual. And since it’s a Bench Technical Foul. The head coach will also receive an Indirect.

Question 9.

So we have a player who in the first half reaches through the boundary plane on a throw-in, and the routine receives a delay of game warning. As a result, and in the second half, the same player does the same offense, and we have a Technical Foul assessed. Remember this is a Team Technical Foul for violating the plane. After this team had already received any of the delay of game warnings huddling during a free throw water on the floor after a timeout, etc. If any of those had happened first, and then we have a player reach through the boundary plane. They would also be a Team Technical Foul but this is a Team Technical Foul, even though it’s the same individual, it’s not on the individual. It’s on the team.

Question 10.

Alright, a great question. During a timeout. team A head coach requests that a player be added to the book. The trick here is that the team has already received an Administrative Technical Foul for failure to submit the roster 10 minutes prior to the game. But let’s remember these are two separate portions of the rule. There is an Administrative Technical Foul for the first portion. Failure to submit. But then there’s also a second Administrative Technical Foul for adding or making a change to a player’s number in the book.

Okay.

That second clause, adding a player, Covers multiple occurrences happening, but is separate from the first part of the rule. So it’s important to remember that. So in this instance, an Administrative Technical Foul would be assessed. And the opponent would have two free throws and the ball for division land throwing opposite the table.

Question 11.

Then we have a thrower out of bounds extends the ball through the boundary plane over the court. The Defender slaps the ball. Legal play. Remember, for a defender it is illegal to penetrate the boundary plane and contact the ball. But if the ball comes to them, it is fair game. legal play, no foul.

Question 12

In this play, we have an upset player on the court. Who’s forced to stay on the court. During a free, free throws so that we can get to the period where they can be correctly substituted for, and this player becomes frustrated and steps off the court and goes on the bench. This is a Player Technical Foul by rule. Leave the playing court for an unauthorized reason to demonstrate resentment, disgust, or intimidation. Player Technical by rule.

Now, is this a Bench Technical. What was the status of the individual who went and sat on the bench. Let’s just remember their status. Status is critical in all components of officiating basketball. But the player status had they been substituted for. No, not yet. If they had been substituted for when that substitute was brought on, they would become bench personnel but that didn’t occur in this situation. So they were a player who committed a violation of the Player Technical Foul rule as a Player Technical Foul two free throws and the ball for division line throwing.

Question 13

After the end of the third period. A1 taunts B1. What’s the status of A1 during intermission between periods. pretty straightforward. They are bench personnel by rule. This is a Bench Technical Foul on A1, and an Indirect foul. As a result, on the head coach for Team A.

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Question 14.

A1 requests and is granted a timeout. The problem is they don’t have any timeouts remaining. So they have used an excessive timeout, A1 has requested and use an excessive time now. The penalty for an excessive timeout is Team Technical whether the head coach called it A1 called it, or any of the other four players in the game is a Team Technical for an excessive time out.

Question 15.

Substitute enters the court without reporting. But the infraction is not discovered until after the ball becomes live. When does a player who’s substituted illegally. Become a legal player. When the ball becomes live. So in this instance, even though there was an infraction of the rules, our opportunity to penalize has passed. Each violation of Technical Foul rules. There is a window of time in which we can legally assess a Technical. this window in this instance, has passed. There is No Technical Foul on this play.

Question 16

the official makes a call on A1 goes to report, and the head coach is demonstrably waving his hands in disgust at the call. This is a Bench Technical Foul on the head coach by rule. This is not permitted by rule. The official in this instance would have the opportunity to assess a warning. But a warning is not necessary in order to do assess a Technical Foul demonstrably displaying disgust at a call. Bench Technical Foul on the head coach.

Question 17.

We’ve got a player who reports legally, who’s beckoned in the game, legally plays and commits a foul. The official score goes to enter the foul onto that player’s line in the scorebook and realizes they are not in the scorebook. We will need to add that player to the score book, and in doing so, we will assess an Administrative Technical Foul to Team A.

Question 18.

All right, tricky. So we have a sixth player enter the court illegally. Since they were not beckoned. the ball becomes live, that player becomes a legal player but this team has six players participating. That’s obviously against the rules. The ball becomes dead. That player leaves the court. Now the score informs that they had six players on the court. 

Remember we have a window of opportunity with Technical Fouls. with more than 5 players participating, our opportunity to assess is when discovered while occurring. We did not discover while it was occurring. We have no opportunity to assess a Technical Foul here. Correct answer No Technical Foul.

Question 19.

We have a live ball scenario where the official is handing the ball to the thrower for the throwing player runs — taps the table. We can call that reporting to the score, but then runs on to the floor. That is a Substitute Technical by rule they were not backing into the game. Substitute Technical by rule on that team member.

Question 20

After halftime. One team is on the floor one team is not the clock expires Team A is not on the court. The officials properly let one minute expire, they could do that with a handheld stopwatch device, you know, as if the table was measuring a 60-Second timeout. Or they could have them put a minute on the clock and run it down both are options but one minute has passed. The team is still not here. That is a team, Technical Foul by rule. Officials handled it properly, waited for the minute to expire, and then you would accept. And then they would assess the Team Technical Foul. 

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