if a game had to be stopped due to a broken backboard, what happens?

AllSports12

Moderator
The game will be suspended.... When/if it resumes is up to the two schools or the league.

If it is resumed, it will be resumed at the point of interruption.
If it is not resumed, the team ahead at the point of interruption will be declared the winner.
If the contest is tied at the point of interruption and it is not resumed, it will be considered a "no contest".
 

D4fan

Well-known member
finish it the next week?
go to the practice gym?
forfeit?
end game at that point?


this is a new one
I remember a game back in 1978, before the breakaway rims) , a kid hung on the rim and a glass shower resulted. The school happened to have a spare backboard and as I recall after about an hour they had the new one in place and play resumed. First thing that happened was the shooting of technical shots by the non offending team.
 

coltfan76

Active member
The game will be suspended.... When/if it resumes is up to the two schools or the league.

If it is resumed, it will be resumed at the point of interruption.
If it is not resumed, the team ahead at the point of interruption will be declared the winner.
If the contest is tied at the point of interruption and it is not resumed, it will be considered a "no contest".

Jerry Snodgrass says no contest if play is not resumed.
 

Raider6309

Well-known member
Is it because they can't dunk or have a spare backboard in storage? hahah. They will resume soon with 3:25 left in OT.
Because only poor schools have those junk backboards. White leagues have the nice ones. I’m pretty sure Joe Burrow broke someone’s backboard in high school
 

AllSports12

Moderator

Jerry Snodgrass says no contest if play is not resumed.
Any contest can be ended early if both teams and the officials agree

happens in football all the time with weather delays
 

oxat622

Well-known member
You can tell which backboards are susceptible to breaking. If the rim is bolted to the glass, the glass absorbs all of the pressure of a dunk, even if the rim is breakaway. If you see a pole or beam extending directly behind the rim on the opposite side of the glass, that's where the rim is bolted and there is actually a hole in the glass to allow that connection. In these, the glass should not absorb any pressure. They did a Sports Science episode on this where they had Amare Stoudemire dunk like 100 times on the latter type as hard as he could and the backboard stayed intact.
 

brianwr112

Active member
Okay? What's your point?

You said if play was not resumed, the team in the lead would be declared the winner. Snodgrass said it would be a no contest.
They played maybe 5 seconds without one team ever having possession. It would be insane for them to declare a team a winner based on that.
 

AllSports12

Moderator
Okay? What's your point?

You said if play was not resumed, the team in the lead would be declared the winner.
Snodgrass said it would be a no
In context.....

if both teams mutually agree to end a game early, the team ahead is declared the winner.

if both teams cannot agree or they cannot match open dates to complete a suspended game..... that game is a no contest.
 
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