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  • Summary: NCAA College Basketball returns for another year of tournaments, chants, and rivalries. More than 300 Division I teams have been updated with accurate rosters, ratings, and schedules. Select a team and compete in conference tournaments, or create your own custom tournament from scratch. As you move up the ranks, you'll discover each school has its own mix of cheerleaders, chants, and fight songs. Now you can invade home courts online against players nationwide on the Xbox and PlayStation 2. Expand
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  1. The Legacy mode is incredibly comprehensive and it's something that'll keep players busy for hours on end. [Jan 2003, p.84]
  2. 90
    An entry worthy of its big brother, complete with its own set of smooth controls, elaborate play modes, and sharp A.I.
  3. 86
    My favorite basketball game this year... If Kush and Visual Concepts can iron out these troubles and focus more on the Legacy Mode next year, this could be among the elite sports games of 2003.
  4. 83
    Easily the best college hoops game around. [Feb 2003, p.47]
  5. Game play is spot on "NBA2k2," which is good and bad at the same time. The controls are tight and responsive, but the force field issue mentioned before makes the game feel constrictive in ways.
  6. Fast-paced, big on fun, and contains the best passing engine on any hoops game. [Feb 2003, p.67]
  7. While "NBA 2K3" is a tighter (and perhaps better) game from top to bottom, it doesn't have the same energy, rabid fanbase, or guts as NCAA. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.86]

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  1. MatC.
    Dec 13, 2002
    9
    Solid title, worth the moolah. Not enough fouls for a sim, and zero fast breaks, but that's the only real beef. Highly suggest playing "slow" mode - it's much more realistic. Enjoy! Expand
  2. Shane
    Jan 6, 2003
    7
    This game is fun, but with out some faults whay to many easy 5 foot shots missed and why are there hardly any fast breaks in the game. even if it's not as good as nba 2k3, if you like college basketball its a must buy. if not try renting it first. one other thing it's better than march madness 2003 in my opinion. Expand