Art. 2. A shot-clock try for field goal is defined as the ball having left the shooter’s hand(s) before the sounding of the shot-clock horn and then striking the ring or flange, or entering the basket.
Art. 3. The team in control must attempt a try for a field goal, as in Rule 9-11.2, within the time allotted by Rule 2-11.6.
Art. 4. It is a violation when a try for field goal does not leave the shooter’s hand before the expiration of the allotted shot-clock time (as indicated by the sounding of the shot-clock horn) or when it does leave the shooter’s hand before the expiration of the allotted shot-clock time and the try does not subsequently strike the ring or flange or enter the basket. (See Rule 11-1.3)
Shot Clock Case Plays
A.R. 229. B1 blocks A1’s try for goal and the shot clock expires. The shot-clock horn sounds after B2 has clearly gained possession of the ball.
RULING: The shot-clock horn shall be ignored, the shot clock shall be reset and play shall continue.
(Rule 9-11.3 and 2-11.6.b)
A.R. 230. B1 blocks A1’s try for goal and the shot clock expires.The shot-clock horn sounds:
1.While the ball is loose on the playing court;
2.While A2 gains possession of the ball; or
3. While the blocked try is in the air, the ball subsequently strikes the ring
or flange or goes in the basket.
RULING 1 and 2: Team A has committed a shot-clock violation because the try did not strike the ring or flange.
3: The shot-clock horn shall be ignored and play shall continue with the shot clock reset upon possession by either team because A1 complied with the shot-clock rule when the try struck the ring or flange or entered the basket.
(Rule 9-11.4, 2-11.6.b.4 and 2-11.6.c.1)
A.R. 231. A1 releases the ball on a try for goal. After the ball leaves A1’s hand(s), the shot-clock horn sounds. The ball:
1. Hits the backboard and goes through the basket;
2. Hits the backboard and rebounds directly to A2 or B1 without hitting the ring or flange; or
3. Hits the backboard, strikes the ring or flange and rebounds directly to A2.
RULING 1: Score the field goal. (Rule 9-11.3)
2: A shot-clock violation by Team A has occurred because the try did not hit the ring or flange. The referee shall sound the whistle, and the ball shall be awarded to Team B at a designated spot nearest to where the violation occurred
3: There is no shot clock violation because the ball hit the ring or flange. The shot clock shall be reset when Team A establishes possession of the ball on the rebound.
(Rule 9-11.3 and 2-11.6.d.1.
AR. 232. Player A1 attempts a try for goal and:
1. The shot-clock horn sounds while the ball is in flight. The ball does not
hit the ring or flange and is simultaneously recovered by A2 and B2 for a held ball; or
2. After the try does not hit the ring or flange, it is simultaneously recovered by A2 and B2 for a held ball. The shot-clock horn does not sound.
RULING 1: A shot-clock violation has occurred and the ball is awarded to Team B at a designated spot.
2: Since the shot clock horn has not sounded, there is no violation. The alternating-possession arrow shall be used with no reset of the shot clock when the alternating-possession arrow favors the team that shot the ball.
(Rule 9-11.4, 9-11.1, 9-11.3 and .4, 6-4.1.a and 2-11.6.a.9)