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Social Basketball Competition

30 January 2024

The UC RecCentre holds social sport competitions on campus during term time. Learn more and find out how to play basketball at UC.

Rec Centre Play Basketball
  • FIVE (5) players per team plus UNLIMITED subs
  • At least TWO (2) of each genders on the court at all times
  • A minimum of 4 players must start the game, the 5th player must be on court within 5 minutes of game time
  • Teams must wear matching bibs (supplied by UC Rec & Sport)
  • Teams may register an unlimited number of players, only registered players are permitted to participate.


The Game


  • 12-minute halves, 2-minute half time (30-minute turn-around time)
  • Running clock games
  • No 24 sec. shot clock
  • 3, 5 and 8-second rules apply
  • Teams must be ready before the start of their game.


Normal FIBA Basketball rules apply, except for the following alterations:

  • Shooting fouls: If someone is fouled in the act of shooting, the attacking team will receive an automatic 2 points (or 3points) in place of shooting free throws. If someone is fouled in the act of shooting and the shot subsequently goes in then they will automatically receive 1 extra point.
  • Blocks - Male's cannot block female's shots (such blocks will be called as a shooting foul as per the rules above)
  • Defense - Male's cannot play defense on female players
  • Substitutions - Unlimited “flying” substitutions.



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