ESPN College Hoops 2K4 for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
NCAA College Basketball enrolls for a second term on PlayStation 2 with a brand new name and a number of features designed to improve upon its predecessor. Now under its second year with the ESPN brand, the game expands its broadcast-quality coverage to include pop-up overlays, dynamic commentary, and authentic music from the top-rated sports channel. The distinct atmosphere of a college game is represented with 100 mascots and fight songs, 3D crowds, and team-specific chants. While on the hardwood, players can call inbound plays, go on fast breaks, perform skip passes, pivot to set up the open jumper, and elude defenders with double pump fakes. In addition to the modes found in 2002's title, ESPN College Hoops features a Create-A-School option where players can choose everything from team mascots and fight songs to their arena's name, floor type, and head coach. The newly created alma mater can then participate in a Franchise Mode complete with a 3D office, where players can look over the scouting reports for new recruits, seek out All-American athletes, and customize playing schedules. Graduates and fans alike can relive some of the heated battles between certain schools in the Rivalry Mode, which features classic matchups like Duke versus North Carolina, Arizona versus UCLA, and more. As in the rest of Sega Sports' lineup for 2003, online play is supported for head-to-head action.