Monday, May 11, 2009
Instant replay has been approved starting next season for last-second shots in high school basketball championship games.
The rule change by the National Federation of State High School Associations allows replay for review of a shot attempt at the end of the fourth quarter or overtime, and only when the last-second shot would affect the outcome of the game.
It's not mandatory, and leaves the decision whether to use it to each state association.
The change would let officials determine whether the ball had left the shooter's hand before time expired or whether the shot was a 2- or 3-pointer.