team foul


Definition of team foul

: one of a designated number of personal fouls the players on a basketball team may commit during a given period of play before the opposing team begins receiving bonus free throws

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Recent Examples on the Web The shot clock does not reset with a team foul, Baum said. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Ground breaking: Arizona high school basketball teams will play with a shot clock in CAA Open Division next season," 7 May 2020 With the game tied at 68, his team fouled Butler’s Kamar Baldwin, who then made one of two free throws. Joe Sullivan,, "For Boston College men’s basketball, it all starts with defense," 28 Jan. 2020 Before halftime, Kentucky had 11 team fouls with Nick Richards, Tyrese Maxey and EJ Montgomery owning two apiece, and South Carolina had 12. Drew Mueller, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky basketball drops first SEC game of the season to South Carolina on buzzer-beater," 16 Jan. 2020 The fouls continued, and Auburn reached 10 team fouls with over nine minutes to go in the game. Giana Han, al, "Auburn basketball’s streak ends with double-digit loss to Alabama," 16 Jan. 2020 In the five games since, Mavericks’ opponents have three times recorded more team fouls than Dallas, including a 27-20 edge for the Lakers last Friday in a game Doncic tore his jersey in frustration and officials ejected Carlisle for arguing. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "With defenses playing more aggressively, Rick Carlisle, Mavericks want NBA officials to put some respect on their name," 12 Jan. 2020 There would be some changes in fouls, mainly the two-shot bonus would decrease from seven team fouls to five. Dominique Yates, The Courier-Journal, "Thanks, NCAA, for changing the 3-point line. Next we need to see 4 quarters," 7 June 2019 And that makes sense: why would a trailing team foul and give their opponents a high-percentage chance to get closer to the target score? Tim Hackett,, "The Big Target: Nick Elam Wants to Eliminate Intentional Fouling," 26 Apr. 2018 The other team fouled hard, were good chair-handlers and sharpshooters. Lane Hartill, The Christian Science Monitor, "A journey from distrust to teammates," 4 Apr. 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Team foul.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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