A1 is about to attempt the first of a one-and-one free-throw situation. The administering official steps in and erroneously informs players that two free throws will be taken. A1’s first attempt is unsuccessful. The missed free throw is rebounded by:
(a) B1, with all other players motionless in anticipation of another throw;
(b) A2, with all other players motionless in anticipation of another throw; or
(c) B2, with several players from both teams attempting to secure the rebound. The officials recognize their error at this point.
(b), the official’s error clearly put one team at a disadvantage (players stood motionless and didn’t attempt to rebound). Play should be ruled dead immediately and resumed using the alternating-possession procedure. In
(c), both teams made an attempt to rebound despite the official’s error and had an equal opportunity to gain possession of the rebound. Play should continue.