IGN: "All across the country, in gyms and arenas, schools are prepping their basketball teams with secret weapons to be unleashed against rival squads. It's not a new offensive or defensive set that will confuse and hamper the plans of opposing coaches. It's not paying off referees in a Donaghy-like scandal to make calls for one particular team. Nor is it sending cheerleaders in front of the visiting bench to distract players. The secret weapon is the fans in the stands and the energy boost given to the home team, and it's one of the new adjustments made to College Hoops 2K8, the latest installment from 2K Sports. While the game features a large number of new features that really bolster the feel of the college experience, play on the court is still plagued by some old issues that really detract from the impressive job made by Visual Concepts".