For a few scant weeks this Spring, you can stop shaking your head at the latest NBA embarrassments (we’re looking at you Carmelo Anthony) and get back to the basics. C’mon, the reason why you watch hoops is for the fundamentals, right? Arguably one of the coolest tournaments, the NCAA March Madness tournament, kicks off on March 11th with Selection Sunday, but you don’t have to wait that long, seeing as EA’s bringing us NCAA March Madness 07 on January 17th for the Xbox 360 and we’ve stolen new screens and video of the most intimidating stadiums to ball in.
EA has replicated traditional fight songs and student-section chants to make each venue sound that much more authentic, which should figure in to momentum swifts during gameplay. Be cheered as you rush inside the paint for a dunk at UCONN or take heat for a technical foul at Duke’s own Cameron Indoor.
Be sure to hit the Images tab for fresh screens. While you’re at it, click the Movies tab, launch the Video Player and choose “NCAA March Madness 07 - Intimidating Places 01-03-07” to see Dick “Yeah Baby!” Vitale discuss the intensity that comes from stepping on someone else’s court.
January 3, 2007