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Gameplay Controls

NCAA March Madness 2004

GAME CONTROLS
Start Button Pause game
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player

OFFENSE-WITH BALL
Directional Buttons Call a Quick Play
X Button Pass/Give and go (Press and hold to pass, release to get the ball back)
Triangle Button Pro-Hop/Power dribble
Square Button Alter shot (while in the air during a shot attempt), Dunk/Lay-up, Dive for ball (only in loose ball situations)
Circle Button Shoot (press and hold to jump then release to shoot; tap to fake)
L2 Button + Square, X, Circle or Triangle = Direct pass/Fast break
L1 Button Back-down defender/Protect ball
R2 Button Alley-Oop pass (when teammate has a clear lane to the basket)
R1 Button Turbo sprint
Select Button Call timeout (must have possession of the ball)
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) EA SPORTS Freestyle Control
R3 Button + Square, X, Circle, or Triangle = Off-ball switch

CALL_FOR-PASS INBOUNDING
Directional Buttons Strategic player switch. Use to switch to the best 3-point shooter, the closest man to the basket, the best free-throw shooter, or the best ball handler.
X Button Call for pass
L2 Button + Square, X, Circle, or Triangle = Direct player switch
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move pass receiver

LOW POST MOVES
Combo #1 JUMP HOOK / SLAM DUNK: Left analog stick toward basket + Circle button to jump hook, or the Square button to dunk.
Combo #2 FADE AWAY JUMP SHOT: Left analog stick away from basket + Circle button.
Combo #3 POWER DRIBBLE: Left analog stick to side in direction you want to step + Triangle button (Tap right analog stick Left/Right to pump fake).
Combo #4 SPIN MOVE FROM BACK DOWN: Hold the L1 button + left analog stick in the direction you want to spin and release the L1 button.
Combo #5 UP AND UNDER FINGER ROLL / SLAM DUNK: Drop step, pump fake then tap the left analog stick toward the basket and press the Square button.

OFFENSE-WITHOUT BALL (PLAYER LOCKED/OFF-BALL)
X Button Call for pass from the computer ball handler
Square Button Make computer ball handler shoot
Circle Button Make computer ball handler shoot
L1 Button + Left Analog Stick = Post up / Set screen
R2 Button Call for Alley-Oop
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player

DEFENSE
Directional Buttons Call one of eight defensive Quick Plays
X Button Switch players (direction of the left analog stick chooses receiver)
Triangle Button Jump to block/rebound
Square Button Steal/Intercept pass
Circle Button Take a charge
L2 Button + Square, X, Triangle or Circle = Direct Player Switch (to a specific defender), (Tap) Switch to defender closest to basket
R2 Button Take a charge
Select Button Intentional foul
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) EA SPORTS Freestyle Control

FREESTYLE CONTROL - OFFENSE
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Up = Spin move, Left/Right towards the ball-handler's opposite = Crossover

FREESTYLE CONTROL - DEFENSE
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Left/Right = Steal, Down = Defensive crouch, Up = Hands up
R3 Button + Square, X, Circle or Triangle = Off-ball switch (to switch to specific player)