Why is there not a 2nd half tip-off in basketball?

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    Question Why is there not a 2nd half tip-off in basketball?

    I realize this is a very dumb question, but I've always wondered this. Anyone know?

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    You just wanted to use Perk in a post
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    Why is there not a 2nd half tip-off in basketball?

    Even out possessions.


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    I'm waiting to see what Dick has to say.
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    Originally Posted by Cowboy1964adam View Post
    You just wanted to use Perk in a post

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    Well i would say because the initial tip already established the possession arrow, and once that is established it is an alternating possession. This way, a team with Shaq doesn't have an unfair advantage over Popcorn Tech with an extra possession of the ball, other than the advantage for the initial tip off.
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    Why is there not a 2nd half tip-off in basketball?

    Originally Posted by Boognish View Post
    Well i would say because the initial tip already established the possession arrow, and once that is established it is an alternating possession. This way, a team with Shaq doesn't have an unfair advantage over Popcorn Tech with an extra possession of the ball, other than the advantage for the initial tip off.
    There are a lot of college basketball games where half time is the only time the possession arrow is used.

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    Originally Posted by soonerprices View Post
    There are a lot of college basketball games where half time is the only time the possession arrow is used.
    Then thats fair. If there was another tip-off, and the same team won the tip, then they would get 2/2 possessions.

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    Why is there not a 2nd half coin toss in football???

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    Originally Posted by VRO405 View Post
    Why is there not a 2nd half coin toss in football???
    Is that you, Dick?

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    Why is there not a 2nd half tip-off in basketball?

    Originally Posted by VRO405 View Post
    Why is there not a 2nd half coin toss in football???
    What's the one thing you don't say if you won the coin toss.

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    Originally Posted by soonerprices View Post
    What's the one thing you don't say if you won the coin toss.
    What's that??

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    Re: Why is there not a 2nd half tip-off in basketball?

    Originally Posted by soonerprices View Post
    What's the one thing you don't say if you won the coin toss.
    Best two out of three?
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    Why is there not a 2nd half tip-off in basketball?

    Originally Posted by VRO405 View Post
    What's that??
    We want to kick.

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    Originally Posted by soonerprices View Post
    We want to kick.
    Absolutely.

    Will get you kicking off at halftime as well.

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    Why is there this thread?

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    There used to be second half tip off and their was a jump ball for tie ups in college. A long, long time ago there was a jump ball after every made basket.
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    Why is there not a 2nd half tip-off in basketball?

    It was late 80's or early 90's when the possession arrow was first used for HS and college and a jump ball only took place at the beginning of the game.

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    Why is there not a 2nd half tip-off in basketball?

    I think you would have to lose the toss, the other team defers, then you chose to kickoff in order to kickoff at the beginning of both halves, assuming the other team chooses to receive in the 2nd half.

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    Why is there not a 2nd half tip-off in basketball?

    Originally Posted by Sooner7926 View Post
    I think you would have to lose the toss, the other team defers, then you chose to kickoff in order to kickoff at the beginning of both halves, assuming the other team chooses to receive in the 2nd half.
    Nope. You win and say "we'll kick". You got to choose in the 1st half and chose to kick. The other team will get to choose in the 2nd half.

    It can happen either way. Don't say "kick".

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    Originally Posted by Yuck Fu View Post
    There used to be second half tip off and their was a jump ball for tie ups in college. A long, long time ago there was a jump ball after every made basket.
    That was when they had to pull out the ladder and take the ball out of the basket.

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