The Elam Ending: Examining the Necessity and Soundness of Eliminating the Game Clock from the Final Portion of Every Basketball Game

Saturday, February 24 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Competitive Advantage East

This presentation focuses on the hybrid duration format for basketball, where the final portion of each game is played without a game clock. Data illuminates the game clock’s warping effect on the quality of late-game play under the current format, and highlights the key characteristic that positions basketball as the only major sport that can have the best of both timed and untimed worlds.

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