Coin toss to be used to start Kentucky high school basketball games in 2020-2021

Coin toss to be used to start Kentucky high school basketball games in 2020-2021
During the 2020-2021 season, high school basketball games in Kentucky will begin with a coin toss instead of the traditional jump ball. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - We see it happen at the start of every football game and now you’re going to see it at the beginning of high school basketball games in Kentucky.

No, it’s not a kickoff but rather a coin toss.

The KHSAA has decided during the 2020-2021 high school basketball season to not begin games with a jump ball but rather a coin toss. The home team will make the call.

Another similarity to the football coin toss, the team which wins the coin flip will get the option of going on offense or defense.

Should a game go into overtime, the visiting team will call heads or tails and if the game goes into multiple overtimes, the ball goes to which team has the alternating possession arrow.

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