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A typical basketball team roster includes 12 players. However, the actual roster size is often at the discretion of the coaching staff and may be significantly smaller or larger, depending on the level of play and rules set forth by the governing body of the league.

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  • How many yards is a basketball court?

    Q: How many yards is a basketball court?

    A: A basketball court at the collegiate and professional levels measures 94 feet in length and 50 feet in width, or approximately 31.3 yards long and 16.6 yards wide. High school courts are slightly smaller in length, measuring 84 feet, or 28 yards.
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  • How many WNBA teams are there?

    Q: How many WNBA teams are there?

    A: As of May 2014, there are 12 teams total in the WNBA. The Western Conference and Eastern Conference each have six teams, according to ESPN,.
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  • Who is the NCAA all-division leading scorer?

    Q: Who is the NCAA all-division leading scorer?

    A: As of 2013, Travis Grant's record as the all-time high scorer in NCAA men's college basketball remains undefeated. Grant, who played for Kentucky State University, scored a total of 4,045 points during his college career. Kentucky State won three NCAA titles while Grant was a student-athlete, and he also won a variety of individual awards.
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  • How do teams qualify for the NCAA basketball tournament?

    Q: How do teams qualify for the NCAA basketball tournament?

    A: There are two ways to qualify for the NCAA Division I basketball tournament. Thirty-one teams automatically qualify by winning their conference post-season championship, and the Ivy League sends its regular-season champion. The remaining entrants are selected by an official committee made of college athletics professionals, such as conference commissioners and university athletic directors.
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  • What is the size of a basketball backboard?

    Q: What is the size of a basketball backboard?

    A: Per NBA regulations, the dimensions of a basketball backboard are 6 feet wide by 3 ½ feet high. The backboard is marked with a 2-inch white rectangle that is centered behind the ring; the rectangle's outer dimensions are 24 inches wide by 18 inches high. The basket itself consists of a metal ring with an 18-inch inner diameter and a white cord net that is 15 to 18 inches long.
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  • How high is a basketball hoop from the ground?

    Q: How high is a basketball hoop from the ground?

    A: The height that a basketball hoop is from the ground varies depending on the ages of the players, but a standard basketball hoop is 10 feet tall. Only professional and collegiate players would play with a hoop at this height.
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  • How many players have won both NCAA and NBA championships?

    Q: How many players have won both NCAA and NBA championships?

    A: As of 2012, only 40 male basketball players have ever won both the collegiate and professional national basketball championships in the United States, according to Complex magazine. These men include some players from basketball's early days, such as Cliff Hagan, who was on the NCAA championship winning team in 1951 and with the NBA champion St. Louis Hawks in 1958.
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  • How did the Lakers get their name?

    Q: How did the Lakers get their name?

    A: The Lakers got their nickname from the state of Minnesota, where they began their operations in 1947. The team adopted the name due to the many lakes in the state.
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  • What is the number of players on a basketball team?

    Q: What is the number of players on a basketball team?

    A: A typical basketball team roster includes 12 players. However, the actual roster size is often at the discretion of the coaching staff and may be significantly smaller or larger, depending on the level of play and rules set forth by the governing body of the league.
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  • What is the official height of a basketball hoop?

    Q: What is the official height of a basketball hoop?

    A: The official height of a regulation basketball hoop is 10 feet, measured from the top edge of the rim to the floor. This rim height is used by the National Basketball Association, the Women's National Basketball Association, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, most high schools and Olympic basketball.
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  • What happens to the basketball courts after the NCAA tournament?

    Q: What happens to the basketball courts after the NCAA tournament?

    A: The basketball court floors from NCAA basketball championship games may be destined for different fates depending on which stage the game takes place during the tournament. Floors from earlier rounds are typically put into storage after the game ends and reused the following year, while Final Four floors are either sold or disposed of so a new floor can be made each year.
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  • Who was the first person inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and coach?

    Q: Who was the first person inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and coach?

    A: John Wooden was the first person to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for both his playing and coaching careers. Most of Wooden's coaching career took place at UCLA during their legendary 20th-century success streak, when they won 10 NCAA men's basketball titles during the 1960s and early 1970s. Thanks to his accomplishments as the UCLA coach, which included guiding the team to an undefeated record of 30-0 in 1963-64, Wooden was given the nickname "The Wizard of Westwood."
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  • What is the NCAA basketball record for fewest points scored in a half?

    Q: What is the NCAA basketball record for fewest points scored in a half?

    A: As of 2014, the fewest points scored in one half of a men's Division I basketball game is four. This record was set by the Northern Illinois men's basketball team in January 2013 in a game against Eastern Michigan. The record for fewest points in an entire men's Division I game is held by St. Louis, which scored just 20 points during a January 2008 game.
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  • Which team has won the most NBA championships?

    Q: Which team has won the most NBA championships?

    A: As of April 2014, the Boston Celtics have won the most NBA championships. To this point, the team has won 17 championship titles, more than other teams in the league.
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  • What is the lowest scoring game in NBA history?

    Q: What is the lowest scoring game in NBA history?

    A: As of 2014, the lowest-scoring game in National Basketball Association (NBA) history was a contest with the final score of 19-18. The game took place in 1950 between the Minneapolis Lakers and the Fort Wayne Pistons.
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  • Has anyone won the NCAA tournament as a player and as a coach?

    Q: Has anyone won the NCAA tournament as a player and as a coach?

    A: As of 2014, three individuals have won the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament as student-athletes who then went on to coach winning teams. These men are Bob Knight, Joe B. Hall and Dean Smith..
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  • What is the NCAA death penalty?

    Q: What is the NCAA death penalty?

    A: The NCAA death penalty is a rule that allows the organization to ban a member school from sports competition for a minimum of one year. The NCAA has used this penalty a few times, and according to the organization's founding rules, it has always had the ability to impose bans on member schools it deems to be in violation of certain rules or codes of conduct.
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  • What is the most points scored by an individual in an NCAA Division I basketball game?

    Q: What is the most points scored by an individual in an NCAA Division I basketball game?

    A: In January of 1991, Kevin Bradshaw scored 72 points in a college basketball game, setting a record that was still unbeaten into the 21st century. During that record-breaking game, Bradshaw's U.S. International University team was defeated by Loyola Marymount University, 186-140.
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  • When was the first NCAA women's basketball tournament?

    Q: When was the first NCAA women's basketball tournament?

    A: The first official NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship was held in 1982. Louisiana Tech's team won the championship game 76-62 against Cheyney State, becoming the first NCAA Division I women's basketball champions.
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  • Which NFL stadiums have hosted Final Four games?

    Q: Which NFL stadiums have hosted Final Four games?

    A: As of 2015, 11 NFL stadiums have hosted the NCAA Division I men's college basketball Final Four games. Of those 11 stadiums, seven are still in use by their city's NFL team. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints, has been the host venue five times as of 2015.
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  • Which city hosts the Final Four every five years?

    Q: Which city hosts the Final Four every five years?

    A: As of 2014, there is an official NCAA rule that the Division I men's basketball championship Final Four games must take place in Indianapolis, Indiana every five years. Cities can bid competitively for the honor of hosting this annual event, and because Indianapolis is the home of NCAA headquarters, it has a unique contractual agreement with the organization.
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