jump ball

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jump ball

n. Basketball
A method of starting play or determining possession in which an official tosses the ball up between two opposing players who jump and try to tap the ball to a teammate.

jump ball

n
(Basketball) basketball a ball thrown high by the referee between two opposing players to put it in play, as after a stoppage in which no foul or violation was committed

jump′ ball`


n.
a basketball tossed into the air above and between two opposing players by the referee in putting the ball into play.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.jump ball - (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputedjump ball - (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputed; an official tosses the ball up between two players who jump in an effort to tap it to a teammate
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
basketball, basketball game, hoops - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
tap-off, tip-off - the act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball
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5 seconds left, but the officials ruled it as a jumpball in favor of the Knights thanks to the possession arrow rule.
Both teams dove on it for a jump ball with the possession arrow in St.
Eze muffed a hook shot in the ensuing possession, but King Caralipio dove for the leather and forced a jumpball, with the possession arrow awarding the ball to Letran.
For the upcoming season, a team will not be subject to the 10-second backcourt count when the ball is deflected out of bounds by the defense, there is a held ball and the possession arrow favors the offensive team or a technical foul is called on the offensive team while the ball is in its backcourt.
The possession arrow gave SLU the ball, setting up Jett's game-winner.
Saguisag also said the NCAA will revert back to Fiba ruling with the application of possession arrow instead of jump balls in the last two minutes.

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