The way the basketball possession is determined at the beginning of a quarter, half, or overtime will depend on the rules which govern the play. In the NBA the winner of the tip-off at the beginning of the game will also get the basketball at the start of the fourth quarter. While the team that lost the tip will get the basketball at the beginning of the 2nd and 3rd quarters.
The method basketball teams use to determine who gets the ball possession at the beginning of a quarter, half, or overtime depends on the basketball league where they play. In the NBA, the ball possession at the beginning of a quarter, half, or overtime is determined by a jump ball.
Who gets the ball at the start of each quarter in basketball? NBA Possession The team that wins the tip will get the basketball at the start of the fourth quarter while the team that lost the tip will get the basketball at the start of the 2nd and 3rd quarter.
The duration for each quarter is determined by calculation 25% of the total time or simply multiplying the total playtime in minutes by 0.25. For Example, the quarter duration for an NBA match can be calculated by 0.25 x 48 minutes is equal to 12 minutes per quarter. College Basketball: College basketball was started during the 1960s.
A high school basketball game is four eight-minute quarters and the possession arrow is used to determine who receives the ball at the start of each quarter after the first one. In college basketball, the game is two 20-minute halves and the possession arrow determines which team receives the ball after halftime.
To begin a basketball game, a tip-off is typically used to determine the first possession of the game. Then, in the second half, the team that did not start with the ball in the first half gets the first possession (or TeamA-TeamB-TeamB-TeamA format for a 4 quarter game). For the purpose of this question let's assume a 2 half game, because it is overall simpler, but I figure the rule associated with this situation would be similar for a 4 quarter game.
In addition to each held ball, the start of each new quarter, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters each begin with the alternate possession rule. Because each game is unique, there is no way to know how many held balls will occur during the quarter, so it is impossible to know which team will get the alternating possession for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters.
Basketball Quarters. A quarter in basketball refers to the period of time in one section of a basketball game. A NBA game is split into four, 12 minute periods that are referred to as quarters. The game clock reads how much time is left in every given quarter, starting at 12 and running all the way to zero. This happens four times until the end of regulation.