989 Sports' Predicts the Final Four

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. - 03/29/2001

989 Sports' Predicts Which Team Will Win the Final Four Using NCAA® Final

                     Four® 2001 for PlayStation®2  WHAT:

989 Sports' NCAA® Final Four® 2001, the popular college basketball title for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, was played to predict the outcome of the Final Four. This will be the second year that 989 Sports' NCAA® Final Four® will attempt to predict the winner of the Final Four; last year Michigan State beat Florida in the NCAA Final Four 2000 simulation and went on to win the 2000 NCAA Championship.

  (Photo:   http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000510/SFW104-a )  HOW:

NCAA Final Four 2001 features more than 300 division 1-A teams and delivers the most realistic player models in both appearance and movement. NCAA Final Four 2001 features gameplay with authentic animations that have been motion-captured from former college stars. The game also includes play-by-play commentary by ESPN's Quinn Buckner, real college fight songs and crowd chants, and arenas designed from actual blueprints. Players are rated and designed to play to their actual ability, making 989 Sports' predictions worth paying attention to.

  Final Four Prediction Highlights  Arizona vs. Michigan State (Final: Arizona, 84-79)  -- Michigan State cheerleaders  -- Close Up of Gilbert Arenas (#0)  -- Charlie Bell (#14) dunk  -- Gilbert Arenas (#0) 3-pointer  Duke vs. Maryland (Final: Duke, 92-85)  -- Shane Battier (#31) dunk  -- Free throw line panoramic view  -- Steve Blake (#25) 3-pointer  -- Andre Sweet (#12) spinning lay-up  Championship Prediction Highlights  Arizona vs. Duke (Arizona, 86-81)  -- Jason Williams (#22) dunk  -- Loren Woods (#3) dunk  -- Richard Jefferson (#44) dunk  -- Nate James (#14) dunk  989 Sports' Picks Satellite Transmission/Coordinate Information:  Friday, March 30, 2001:  15:00-15:30 ET (12:00-12:30 PM PT) Telstar 4/C6  20:00-20:30 ET (17:00-17:30 PM PT) Telstar 4/C6

CONTACT: Jamie Tica, 858-824-5854, or Jeremy Riffle, 310-285-6317, both of 989 Sports/Sony Computer Entertainment America.

PRNewswire -- March 29

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