8 sec*ond vi*o*la*tion
What Is The Definition Of 8-Second Violation In Basketball?
1. This refers to when the team with possession does not advance the ball out of the backcourt past the half-court line in 8 seconds or less. Once the team inbounds the ball, they have no more than eight seconds to advance the ball past mid-court.
If the team is charged with an 8-second violation, they then give possession to their opponent and are charged with a turnover.
Examples Of How 8-Second Violation Is Used In Commentary
1. Rondo is lazy bringing the ball up court and is whistled with an 8-second violation, therefore turning the ball over.
2. The full court press proves to be too much for the Bulls, as they fail to get the ball past mid-court in time and are charged with an 8-second violation.
SportsLingo Goes The Extra-Inch With The Meaning Of 8-Second Violation
The first-time a time restriction was implemented for bringing the ball past the half-court line was in 1933, when it was originally 10-seconds. To help further speed up the game, that time restriction was changed to eight seconds, first by FIBA in 2000 and then by the NBA in 2001. However, for college and high school sports, the time limit is still 10 seconds.
The change to the 8-second format has helped to speed-up the game, in addition helps to promote more offense.
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