After the improbably upset of Indiana, University of Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun famously stated that "athletic competition brings out things in players that are very, very special." Calhoun's underdog victory was the result of creating an environment where a team thrived off friendly opposition. Two years ago, that was the case with college basketball videogames. The College Hoops franchise would square off rival NCAA Basketball, as each title tried to offer a more realistic and deeper diversion. In 2007, 2K Sports dropped out of the annual contest, leaving Electronic Arts' series without a competitor and gamers wondering if NCAA Basketball would still be as ambitious in an unopposed environment.