Bromley was fired following a 3-win season. For example, you might find yourself on a three-on-one fast break, dribbling directly at the defender to force him to commit. Notable entrants included Kentucky, who broke a 17-year NCAA tournament appearance streak by missing the field, as well as preseason top ten team Notre Dame and 2008 Regional Finalist Davidson. Alexander was fired after starting 6-16, TSU hired Auburn associate head coach Cooper.

Edgar was fired while on administrative leave over possible major NCAA violations.

It was released on November 17, 2008 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Xbox 360. … Deep playbook options to customize style of play, New pick-and-roll mechanic is simple and effective, Response times during gameplay often slow. Campbell resigned after an audit turned up check-cashing irregularities. In previous years, there was little need to run set plays due to how easy it was to get to the rim and dunk the ball. Rankings from AP Poll † Conference USA Tournament winner, Rankings from AP Poll † Horizon League Tournament winner, A number of teams changed coaches throughout the season and after the season ended. The teams in each conference that win their regular season title are given the number one seed in each tournament.

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Once the defense does commit to the ball handler, you could find yourself stuck in an animation where you pick up your dribble, delaying the fast break. Game tempo control dictates the speed at which teams play, and each team is supposed to excel at a particular speed. A special edition called NCAA Basketball 09: March Madness Edition was released only for Xbox 360 on March 11, 2009. The inaugural Postseason Tournament was held beginning March 17 and ended with a championship game on March 30.