Summary: Overall, the game plays well. It's not perfect, but what game is? My big issue is with the graphic flaws that I am running into: At times, the movement in the game becomes very choppy. During game play, the player's feet will disappear into the court, making them look like they are standing in quicksand. The arenas stink. EA should have done a much better job in capturing the individuality of each home court. EA NCAA Football set the bar for this.
Summary: I checked out a conversation on Operationsports.com, where an editor picked up the game and played it through and answered questions. March Madness 2003 is graphically appealing and has a good style to it, but it's much more arcade gameplay than the real college basketball fan might want. It's very comparable to NBA Live 2003, in that offenses are one on one isolation and high scoring affairs.