LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Indiana High School Athletic Association voted unanimously on a Mercy Rule for basketball.
Now, if a team is winning by 35 points or more after the first half, a running clock will be in place for the remainder of the game.
The clock will only stop for five reasons.
1) If there is an injury timeout
2) A charged team timeout
3) Intermission between the third and fourth quarters
4) Anytime a foul is called and it results in a free throw
5) Any time officials deem it necessary for safety reasons
The new rule will be in place for this upcoming 2021 through 2022 season for both the boys and the girls.
The running clock will be in all games at all levels of play including the state tournament.
However, the running clock will not be in the state final.