March Madness is now official. On Sunday, all the teams were picked for the yearly college-basketball mecca, the NCAA Tournament.
For basketball fans, the tournament is the highest of the high. It doesn't get any better than watching 64 teams play night after night until one team stands as the victor. Even non-fans get into March Madness, choosing which teams will make it the farthest in hopes of winning the office pool.
Just like everyone else, your favorite MCs will have their game faces on as they cheer their teams to victory or just enjoy a great game they have no vested interest in.
[artist id="1219435"]Bow Wow[/artist] has been watching the college b-ball season closely, even while he's been on the road. He said he was blown away just days ago by the Big East Tournament game between the Orangemen and the Huskies.
"My favorite moment had to be Syracuse and UConn's six-overtime game," he said via e-mail. "I was on a promotional tour promoting my new album when I saw it."
[artist id="500931"]Capone-N-Noreaga[/artist] were on the same wavelength when thinking back to their favorite NCAA Tournament moments.
"When [University of Michigan player] Chris Webber called a timeout back in the '93 tournament finals and [his team] didn't have one [left]," Capone recalled. "He blew the game. I watched the game in my crib. It was funny as hell, 'cause I did the same thing when I was playing ball as a youngster. Years later, Chris became my homeboy. I always wanted to ask him what he was thinking."
"My most memorable moment was definitely back in 1993 when Chris Webber held the ball and called a timeout and there wasn't one," Capone's partner Nore said. "I was at home, pi--ed!"
[artist id="1164800"]Fabolous[/artist]' favorite tournament moment is way fonder than his NYC peers'. Fab appreciated the high-scoring hit men from Nevada back during the 1989-90 season. Anchored by soon-to-be NBA great Larry Johnson and future pro star-turned-greater commentator Greg Anthony, the UNLV squad was amazing.
"My favorite moment was seeing the UNLV Runnin' Rebels win the title against Duke," Fab said. "They were my favorite team and had an all-star lineup. I loved their run-and-gun-style of play. You couldn't stop them."
The NCAA Tournament begins Thursday, and you can check back throughout the week for more of your favorite stars' memories of games past and picks for the 2009 tourney.