strikes again! A week after making North Carolina
extremely angry, the Broncos beat Stanford
86-76 at home. They were led by Travis Niesen and his jump hook - 31 points and 11 rebounds for the reigning MMBOW.
Independent Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
free-threw a tired Old Dominion
team to death last night in their home tournament, 71-67
. Take note: the Islanders have now beaten Florida State
, Texas Christian
and ODU, and these are the same guys who shocked Tournament-bound Murray State
Speaking of two of those teams, TCU nipped Florida State in the Caller Times Challenge losers' bracket. Both teams will, I'm sure, be happy to get out of Corpus Christi after the embarrassing losses they've taken there.
Fox Sports sends Eric Moneypenny to go find life beyond the power conferences
. Like I've been trying to tell you, mid-major basketball is cool
For gamers, this is horrible news. If you've played any college basketball titles, you probably know that NCAA restrictions disallow actual player names, so you're forced to figure out who "PG 2" and "PF 44" are on unfamiliar teams. No matter, there's always been the excellent website of D.T. Lindner
, which has offered constantly-updated, detailed data files of all 300-or-so NCAA Division I rosters. Just download, USB-link to your PlayStation 2, and you're fulfilling your mid-major fantasies in no time.
But now it's been discovered that EA Sports' new NCAA March Madness 2005
only allows edits to 325 players
, which allows you to fill out the rosters of a select handful of teams. That makes the game about as much fun as "Hot Hoops '82" on the ColecoVision (for me, at least), and it's a good thing I didn't buy it yet. I will investigate ESPN College Hoops 2K5
and get back to you.
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