A regulation college basketball game lasts 40-minutes. The men’s game consists of two 20-minute halves, while the women’s game features four 10-minute quarters.
However, the actual time it takes to play a regulation game is around two hours when time outs and breaks between halves or quarters are accounted for.
When the game is tied at the end of regulation time, five-minute overtime periods are played until a winner is determined.
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