The 2000 NCAA Basketball Rules book is out, and there have been a lot
of changes. Many are minor but some are major.
As an observation, there was a Big East representative on the rules
committee, as well as Mike Montgomery of Stanford. No one from the
ACC was on the rules committee.Â James sent over a nice summation.
A midcourt division line must be visible, as well as a center-circle
line. Technical foul if not present.
- Coaching box lines extend three feet onto the floor.
Officials are permitted access to replay equipment or television
monitors to assess whether a correctable error was made.
If a correctable error involves awarding a free throw and there has
been no change of possession, plat shall resume as after any free
- Uniform numbers 1 and 2 are now legal.
Airborne shooter who is fouled after releasing the ball shall be
considered in the act of shooting until one of the player's feet
return to the floor.
Timeouts have changed: For televised games, 5 30 second time outs,
one of which must be used in the first half. No full timeouts. One
additional 30 second timeout per overtime period.
- Held ball to the defense rule rescinded.
- Players no longer need to pack the lane spaces on free throws.
Administrative technical foul expanded to include the use of
artifical noisemakers during live-ball situations and the use of a
laser pointer by a fan or team representative at any time.
Team in possession of the ball after a double foul puts the ball in
play from the sideline point nearest the location of the double
Â In the double-bonus, the team that is fouled has the option to take the
ball out instead of shooting free throws.
The number of people on the lane at free throw attempts is reduced
to six from eight.
Points of Emphasis:
- Intentional Fouls
- Rough low post play
- Rough play away from the ball
- Coaching box restrictions.