The Wombat writes: In the last couple of years, EA has made a concentrated effort to improve the quality of its basketball franchises. Facing stiff competition on the Professional B-Ball game front, they made substantial improvements to their NBA Live franchise in an attempt to catch up to the superior NBA 2K series. Seeing an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone (although thankfully requiring no actual birds to be slain in the name of progress), they passed many of these upgrades on to the NCAA Basketball series. While last years title featured most of the heavy lifting in terms of upgrades, this years product does its best to refine those improvements in gameplay and presentation into an even better final product. While they've certainly succeeded on elevating the quality of the franchise considerably, a few nagging issues prevent the game from living up to its championship potential.