There are almost 200 teams in March Madness 2001 including 20 historical men's teams and 16 women's Division I teams. New to the series is an extensive Coach Mode. Dynasty mode has been improved and offensive and defensive plays are more in-depth.
Coach Mode is the newest addition to the March Madness stable of gameplay modes. This feature allows masters of the "X's and O's" to work their way up from a small college to "shoecontract-U" where they vie for the NCAA title. In addition, Dynasty Mode and the playbooks have been expanded, for those gamers who want to dabble in the behind the scenes action of college basketball.