Midwest Basketball Showcase 2024 – Tournament Rules

ALL Nebraska high school rules apply except for the following:

Coach Check In:

  • The CHI Health Center (“CHI”) will open 30 minutes prior to the 1st game.
  • Check in at CHI; each team only gets 3 wristbands: 2 for coaches and 1 for team scorekeepereach team must provide. Wristbands must be worn on wrist at all times!

Length of Game:

  • All divisions will play 20-minute running clock halves including entire 1st half. The last minute of 2nd half will be stopped clock only if the game is within 15 points.
  • Overtimes will be 1 minute of stopped clock; 3rd overtime will be 1st team to score a point
  • 20 Point Rule; If a team is ahead by 20 pts or more with 2 minutes or less in the game, the game will be ended by the game officials.
  • Halftime will be 2 minutes and warm-ups will be 3-5 minutes depending on schedule. 


  • Team listed 1st or on top of bracket is Home team, wears light colored jersey (please bring both uniforms in case a team only has 1 color
  • One Coach may stand unless they receive a technical foul which they will then have to sit. 
  • If ejected, that coach will NOT be allowed to coach in next game.
  • No warm-up basketballs provided. Boy’s 8th grade and up will use the men’s ball.
  • 3rd grade use 27.5 ball unless both coaches agree to use women’s ball. 
  • No press if up 20 points or more (3rd-8th grade ONLY) 
  • Free throws are played on the release; a technical is 2 free throws and the ball.
  • 3 30-Second Timeouts per game; in overtime each team only gets 1 30-second Timeout.  
  • 1 and 1 bonus free throws beginning at 7th team foul. No 2 shot bonus
  • HS divisions only all players allowed 6 fouls before fouling out.
  • Home team provides scorebook keeper; visiting team provides clock operator.  
  • Players will be allowed to play on multiple teams only if teams are in different grade levels. 
  • Tournament directors have authority to override any rules.

   Tie Breaker:

  1. Head to Head
  2. Point Differential (+,-20 pt max) in games between the teams that are tied
  3. Fewest Pts Allowed (all pool games)


Remember this event is for the kids; there will be missed layups, missed shots and missed calls but let’s not miss the opportunity to show the kids sportsmanship.  We look forward to hosting everyone at the CHI this weekend.

Tournament Directors: Jarron Bradley, Marlon Polk and Brandy Smith 

Officials Coordinator: Latrell Wrightsell


Admission Prices

Friday: Adults = $15.00 K-12 Student = $15.00 5 and under = Free
Saturday: Adults = $18.00 K-12 Student = $18.00 5 and under = Free
Sunday: Adults = $15.00 K-12 Student = $15.00 5 and under = Free

Weekend passes for $40 are sold on Friday only.