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Why Penn kept the ball.

There was confusion in the stands at Jadwin Gym last night about why Penn retained possession after Jack Eggleston's technical foul late in overtime.

I've cleared this issue up in the comments, but for those who missed it I can also add information provided at my request by Ivy League Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officials Reggie Greenwood.

In 1993, when Chris Webber famously called a time out his team didn't have with Michigan trailing by two in the waining seconds of the NCAA title game, the rule was not the same as it now.

Prior to the 2000-01 season, possession changed on all technicals. In that game North Carolina made two technical free throws, got the ball back and was fouled, then made two more free throws creating a 77-71 final.

For 2000-01 the following adjustment occurred:

Technical fouls were divided into direct (two-shot penalty) and indirect (one-shot penalty) with the ball returned to the point of interruption.

One season later the rule was slightly tweaked:

Both direct and indirect technical fouls were penalized by two shots and returned to the point of interruption.

Source: NCAA - Important Rule Changes by Year

Last night the point of interruption occurred with the ball in Penn's hands. After the two technical free throws by Douglas Davis, the ball was correctly returned to the Quakers.

Here is what Greenwood added via email:

Several years ago, the rules committee decided to categorize technical fouls based on the nature of the infraction. The lesser infractions not involving unsporting behavior or contact are defined as:
Rule 4 Art. 3. Technical Fouls

a. Administrative technical foul. A technical foul that is not specific to an individual’s conduct including but not limited to court/equipment requirements, rosters, benches, illegal uniforms/numbers, scorebook, team delays, excessive timeouts, team followers. (See Rule 10-2.)

Rule 10 Section 2. Administrative Technical Fouls

Art. 8. A team shall not be granted excessive timeouts without penalty.

PENALTY: Two free throws awarded to the offended team.

(Art. 8) Penalized when discovered before the ball becomes live. (Men) The ball shall be put back in play at the point of interruption.

That should explain what transpired.

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