CBI tourney to test rules with quarter-by-quarter aspects

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) The College Basketball Invitational postseason tournament will use the NIT's experimental rules that incorporate elements of playing four quarters while staying with a two-half format.

The CBI's announcement came Thursday. The NCAA said last month other postseason events could follow the NIT's lead provided they gathered data for the Men's Basketball Rules Committee to review in May.

The rules include resetting team fouls to zero after 10-minute segments in each half. They also eliminate the 1-and-1 free throw in favor of two shots after teams reach a four-foul limit during each 10-minute segment and three fouls during overtime.

The possibility of playing a quarter system to mirror international basketball has been a topic of discussion in the college game.

The 16-team CBI begins March 14 at campus sites.


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