BullDawgs Basketball
Tournament Series Rules
HS Rules Apply
Unsportsmanlike Conduct will not be tolerated


Open Tournaments and Shootouts
20 Minute Running Clock, Last 2 minutes of each half is stop clock
Mercy Rule (If there is a 20 point lead in the last 2 minutes of the second half, the clock WILL run)

PDST and Select Tournaments

14 minute stop clock halves
Mercy Rule (If there is a 20 point lead in the last 7 minutes of the second half, the clock WILL run.

**Coaches if you are leading by 25 pts DON”T PRESS

 Games shall not start early unless both coaches agree
 Minimum 5 minute warm-up with 4 minute half-times if game is on time
10 second backcourt when 30 second clock is not available
On ball 5 second visible count while dribbling is in affect (Front court only) Girls also
Time Outs: 2 Full timeouts per Half use them or lose them.

 Each team will be given 1 timeout during overtime
 Overtime period 2 minutes stopped clock.

*2nd overtime will be 1 minute stopped clock.

*3rd overtime is sudden death, first point scored.

Fall Ball Shoot Clock WILL be used, for 8th thru Varsity at certain gyms

A player is disqualified on the 5th personal foul
Technical fouls count as a personal foul and a team foul.
2 technical fouls on any individual player or coach will result in an ejection from the game
2 ejections in the tournament will result in removal from the remainder of the tournament
Teams will shoot 1 & 1 on the 7th team Foul  and 2 Shots on the 10th team foul of the half
and 2 shots on the 10th team foul of the half

 Free throws 
All players may enter the lane when the ball is released.
6 players in the lane plus the shooter below the top of the key.
Tie Breakers
In case of a tie the following format will be used:
1-Head to Head
2-Point Differential with a maximum of 15 points - Ex: Team A wins 45-21 but their point differential will be +15
3-Total points allowed

Coaches are responsible for listing players on the official score sheet/book (home team) 10 minutes prior to start of game.

Home team (top of bracket or first team in pool) will wear light jerseys. Visiting team will wear dark jerseys. If correct uniform not available pinney’s will be worn and is the responsibility of the team without correct uniform.

 Rev 5.17.19