INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – During an Indiana High School Athletic Association Executive Committee meeting on October 7, the committee was offered a proposal for a basketball mercy rule at all levels of play and in the IHSAA state tournament (except for the state finals), a running clock will be initiated after the first half when one team has a lead of thirty-five (35) points or more.

This rule will take effect with the upcoming 2021-22 boys and girls basketball seasons.

Indiana High School Athletic Association Executive Committee meeting on October 7