7. -- Cincinnati and Bradley in 1981. The Bearcats won 75-73.
(On March 12, 2009 Syracuse beat Connecticut 127-117 after 6 overtimes)
Because the leaders of the NCAA decided that no game would end in a tie. If the game is still tied after one overtime, the teams will play as many overtimes as it takes to break the tie and declare a winner.
As far as college and NBA is concerned, there is no limit as to the number of overtimes that can be played before determining a winner of the game.
Until such time that there is a game winner, the game will continue via overtime.
April 3, 1933: 104:46 of overtime Toronto Maple Leafs 1 - Boston Bruins 0 Another six-overtime marathon.
as many as needed, games are usually decided in 1 or 2, but there is no limit
Usually an overtime lasts 5 minutes but it depends how many overtimes they go in to.
It was the Texas v. Boston College game in the Austin Regional on May 30, 2009. It is still being played, but is now in the 25th inning, which is the record.
there are two refferies in a basketball game
There are 3 periods in a hockey game. If the game is tied after 3 periods, there is an overtime. If that doesn't end in one team scoring, there can be a shootout or as many overtimes as needed.