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Intramural 3 v 3 Basketball Rules

  1. SUNY Plattsburgh ID cards will be collected from each player prior to the game. Score keepers will check IDs against approved rosters and place names on score sheet. NO ID = NO PLAY!  Players must pick up their ID card at end of game.
  2. Scorekeepers will keep track of fouls (team and individual) and the running score.
  3. A floor captain must be designated for each team. Only captains may discuss rules or procedures with the officials. Remember, "zero tolerance" for talking to officials. Clear up any problems prior to the start of each game, particularly questions concerning eligibility of players.
  4. Teams must wear numbered jerseys of the same color, or pinnies will be provided.
  5. The game will be played on a half court by two teams of three players.  A minimum of three players is necessary to start a game, however a game can be continued with two players if necessary.
  6. First team to 21 points wins; 3 pointers count as 2 points, 2 pointers count as 1 point, and foul shots count as 1 point.  No need to win by 2 points.
  7. Each team may call one 60 second timeout per half.
  8. Starting possession will be awarded to the team listed first on the bracket.
  9. Foul shots will be awarded in the same manner as indoor regulation basketball games. Five individual fouls removes a player from the game.  Six team fouls and beyond in a half will result in an additional foul shot and possession of ball to the offended team. 
  10. Substitutes must report to the scorer and wait for a dead ball before entering the game. No substitution on the fly.
  11. After every change of possession, the offensive team must take the ball outside the three point line to check. The ball must be passed before a shot is taken.
  12. Dunking or grabbing the rim or net is not allowed before, during, or after the games. Players will automatically be ejected from the playing area.
  13. Made baskets will result in a change of possession.