Best Answer

They enforce the rules of the game - in the same way a football referee or cricket umpire enforces the rules !

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-01-30 09:37:27
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides


20 cards

What are the Defenders called om a netball team

Where is badminton played

Fouled inside the18 yard box in soccer

What are the substitution rules in basketball

See all cards
12 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What does the referee do in the game basketball?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is the role of a referee in basketball?

The role of a basketball referee is to make sure the game of basketball runs smoothly and the right team wins the game. The referee also has the power to call off a game if conditions get too bad

Who is person that controls a basketball game?

The Referee

Can a college basketball coach referee an opposite gender basketball game?


What are the Duties and responsibilities of a referee in basketball?

duties of referee in basketball

How old do you have to be to referee a basketball game?

9 and over my little friend.

How many miles does the average basketball referee run in a game?


How much does a womens basketball referee earn for one game?


Who are the officials in a basketball game?

Referee, umpire, timekeeper, scorekeeper. Referee usually is the one that starts the jump ball.

Who are the officiating officials of basketball?

Basketball officials are called referees. In the NBA there are three referees assigned to each game. One referee is referred to as the Lead or Head Referee.

The person that controls the game and calls out fouls is called what in the sport of basketball?

The referee

How many refs are in a college basketball game?

College basketball games generally have three officials. They is officially one referee and two umpires and the lead referee is referred to as the crew chief.

How much does a little league basketball referee get paid?

usually around $20 a game

What person controls the game in basketball by calling the fouls and determining who gets the ball?


How much money does a big ten basketball referee earn per game?


How many miles does the average high school basketball referee run in a game?


How many referee should a basketball game have?

The official number of referees in an NBA game or collegiate basketball is 3. The referees are the officers in charge of a basketball game and the final decision lies within their power.

Is there a referee in basketball?


When does the referee call an out in basketball?

Never, a player can not be called out since it is not baseball. But a player can be ejected from the game

What are the qualities of a good officials or referee in basketball?

A good quality of a basketball referee is to read the play, if a player gets a small foul but does not fumble the ball a good referee will not call the foul. Another good quality a referee has to have is good communication skills, a referee should use his voice more than his wistle to keep the game flowing

Who is the American basketball referee in the Olympics?

womens referee- Felicia Grinter

When was Bob Delaney - basketball referee - born?

Bob Delaney - basketball referee - was born on 1951-11-01.

Salary of a meac basketball referee?

what is the salary of meac basketball

What does a high school basketball referee make per game?

50 dollars game pretty good but your getting a workout yourself

What is a reserve referee?

A referee that referee's a reserve game

What do the referee umpire and crew chief do in basketball?

referee-is the referee umpire- the umpire crew chief- crew chief