- Every basketball game begins with a singing of the national anthem
- Basketball games consist of quarters and halves
- There are four quarters and two halves in an NBA game
- There are two halves in a college basketball game
- College basketball games do not have quarters
NBA Basketball Quarters
College Basketball Halves
PRO TIP: The NCAA has recently had discussions in 2017 of possibly changing the game structure of a college basketball. The NCAA is exploring using four 10 minute quarters instead of two 20 minute halves.