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Tournament Rules

All tournament games will be played under NAU & LVI player eligibility rules, along with the following:

1. All games will consist of two twenty-minute halves. All divisions will play two twenty-minute running halves, with stop-time in the last two minutes of the second half. All Championship games will be semi-stop games. The clock will only stop on free throws and alternating possession.

2. The last fifteen seconds of the first half and the last two minutes of the second half will be stop-time for all games.

3. A thirty-second shot clock will be used for all games upon request only.

4. The first overtime will consist of a two-minute stop-time. The second overtime will be sudden death.

5. Time-outs:

  • 3 full + 2 thirty-second time-outs for semi-stop games
  • 2 full + 2 thirty-second time-outs for running time games
  • One additional full time-out will be awarded in overtime and sudden death.

6. Backcourt and ten second rules will be in effect in all divisions.

7. The three point line will be used only in those gyms that are properly marked.

8. California High School rules regarding free throws will be used.

  • Players occupying marked lane spaces may not enter the key until the ball is released by the free throw shooter.
  • The number of players permitted on marked lane spaces during free throws (not including the free-thrower) are four defensive and two offensive players, with the lane spaces closest to the base line remaining vacant.

9. If there is a fifteen point or higher point spread in the last two minutes of any game, the clock will not stop until the spread goes under fifteen points.

10. Teams must wear similar color uniforms with permanent numbers on both the front and back. Tape will not be allowed to make or cover a number. Any violation of this rule will result in a technical foul. The home team will be required to change jerseys if there is a conflict in color. The team on top of the bracket will be considered the home team.

11. All substitutes must check in with the scorekeeper. Technical fouls may be given for illegal substitutions.

12. No player may play for more than one team. Once a player plays for any team, the player can only play for that team during the tournament.

13. There will be a grace period of fifteen minutes for the first game on Friday night only. A ten minute grace period will be in effect for all other games. No team can start a game with less than five players.

14. Rosters are limited to those players that have been submitted prior to the tournament deadline. Awards will only be given to ten players. No additions will be allowed at any of the games.

15. Any unsportsmanlike actions will be dealt with by the tournament committee. Any disqualifications or suspensions will be implemented by the tournament committee. ANY player or spectator associated with a team involved with fighting will be banned from all future tournaments.

16. No alcoholic beverages or smoking are allowed on any school campus. If you are caught by school personnel with either substance, you will seriously jeopardize future standings for the entire tournament.

17. Each team is responsible for its own insurance.

18. Any team that forfeits a game forfeits all future invitations to the tournament.

19. Any player that played AA (minimum 3 games) in NAU this season must play in either AA, A+ Open or A+ Gold. Any player that played in A+ (minimum 3 games) in NAU this season must play in either A+ or AA. It is the responsibility of the team manager to know the status of their players and whether they are eligible for the division in the Las Vegas Invitational Basketball Tournament.