Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. Where’s the freaking Dynasty mode? [Mar 2002, p.138]
  2. One of the crappier basketball games on the planet. [Mar 2002, p.79]
  3. 30
    A.I. can range from tolerable to unbearable.
  4. After delivering the best beer-guzzling entertainment to dorm rooms last year, this half-assed sequel plays worse than Dick Vitale’s toupee.
  5. You can't even play through this or any season as your favorite college team, which makes us wonder why on earth they called it March Madness 2002. [Mar 2002, p.30]
  6. There is some mindless fun to be had playing along with friends, but not enough to compensate for the absence the Season, Franchise or Dynasty modes we've come to expect from EA Sports.
  7. The game is easy to beat and short in replay value. This is one disappointing effort.
  8. The game's shining glory, the custom team builder, falls flat because there is no mode to play a regular college season.

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