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NCAA Basketball 09

NCAA Basketball 09 Achievement Guide

Guide By: Bishop24
There are 21 achievements with a total of 1000 points.


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Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
Offline: 18 (750 )
Online: 3 (250 )
Approximate amount of time to 1000: 25-30 Hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Number of missable achievements: 0
Glitched achievements: 0
Do cheat codes disable achievements? No Cheats
Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes, most achievements say what the specific difficulty needed is

Introduction
Welcome to NCAA Basketball 09. This game has a total of 21 achievements worth 1000 points. The majority of the achievements are for winning tournaments which you can do in less than 10 minutes for each tournament. The rest of the achievements will take longer though.

Step 1- Miscellaneous
These are the achievements that you do not have to do anything hard to get. You can view the credits, view your online stats, and make 20 baskets in a row at any time but they are very easy to do so it is best to do them first.
Once you load up the game, you will be taken to a campus where you play as Kevin Love and you can shoot baskets. Make 20 in a row and then press to be taken to the main menu. Then go to My NCAA, then EA Sports Extras, and then Credits. Once you leave the credits go back to the Main Menu, then Xbox Live, then My NCAA Online, then View Player Hub. When you are viewing your player hub, hold down and scroll up until you see Career Stats.
Credit for this walkthrough goes to Bishop24.

Step 2- Tournaments and Individual Games

A lot of the achievements for this game are for winning the final game of tournaments. You can get these achievements very fast without much effort so you should do these before you start Dynasty Mode.
To start the tournaments, go to the Main Menu, then Game Modes, then Tournaments, then Preseason Tournaments, and then click on the one that you need the achievement for to start that tournament. During one of the championship games you can also win a buzzer beater to get that achievement as well.
Once you finish all the tournaments, you have to play a 40 minute All- American game to get an achievement. During this game you can also get the Beat an A rated school with a C school and score 20 points with 3 players.

Step 3- Dynasty

Completing a 30 year dynasty takes very long but you will get it eventually. When you go to start a dynasty, make sure you set the number of years to 30 so you can complete it that far.
During your first season, make sure you win all of your home games so you can get that achievement. At the end of the season play in the McDonald’s All-American game and then during the offseason make sure you sign a McDonald’s All-American recruit.
Make sure you win 30 games in your first 3 seasons because then you won’t have to waste time recruitin g the rest of the Dynasty. Once you have all other Dynasty achievements besides 30 years, keep simming until the end.

Step 4- Multiplayer
The multiplayer achievements take a very long time. It is best to find someone to boost them with and then you can go into the same lobby, invite them to play and then get the achievements. To find someone to boost with, look in the NCAA Basketball 09 Achievement Trading Thread.

Conclusion
The 1000 for this game isn’t hard, a couple achievements are just very time consuming. If you keep going for those achievements then you will get them eventually.

[x360a would like to thank pashos18 for this road map]



Show-Off70
Make 20 straight baskets in Campus Hoops. Dunks don't count! 
Campus Hoops is the first thing you do before you play any game. You will be Kevin Love and will be on a basketball court shooting around. I got this achievement with ease. Grab a basketball and then get close up to the goal and hit to shoot the ball. Now since you are so close to the goal you should be able to make 20 shots in a row without a problem. Just make sure you are not too far under the goal.
Diaper Dandy75
Sign a McDonald's® All-American recruit in Dynasty Mode™  
After you play the McDonald's® All-American game you will be able to start the recruiting period. You can also do in-season recruiting but the off-season recruiting is easier to do. Once on the recruiting screen there will be 5 pictures in the upper right hand corner. The first picture is how you tell if a player is a McDonald's® All-American, it's the McDonald's logo. If that picture is colored then that player is an All-American, if that picture is in black & white then that player is not an All-American.

Now hit until you get to "Scout". You should only be able to select on "Internet Research" and "Watch Game", select those two. Now hit two more times and you should be at "Contact". You should then be able to to select on "Email Recruit", "Send Letter of Interest", and "Send Package". Select on all of those options. Do that for a few All-American's that are interested in your school and back out to the calender.

You can only do the above once a week for each player. So sim until the next week and once you're there select the players you contacted the week before. Once on each players select screen hit to go to "Scout". You should now be able to select on "Phone High School Coach" and select on "Internet Research" and "Watch Game" again. Select "Phone High School Coach". Now hit one time and you should be on "Pitch". You should now be able to contact that certain player via your Assistant Coach and Head Coach. You should also be able to Offer a Scholarship to that player. Go ahead and to do a Head Coach Visit and a Head Coach Phone Call. Also offer the player/s a scholarship. Now hit once more and you should be at "Contact". Select on "Conduct Phone Interview".

After you do all of that you should be done with the first two weeks of the recruitment period. You should have now gotten at least one McDonald's® High School All-American. I played as Duke and ended up singing three All-American's after two weeks and after doing the steps mentioned above.
McDonald's® All-American Game50
Play and win the McDonald's® All-American game at All-Conference or higher. 
You can only play this game in the off-season of Dynasty Mode. It does not matter what team you select to play with. Make sure the difficulty is set to All-Conference and set the Half Length to 2 minutes. Save your Dynasty before this game so if you lose the game you can just load up your save and play the game again.
MAUI Invitational Champion25
Play & win the last game of the MAUI Invitational game mode, All-Conference Difficulty or higher. 
To play the MAUI Invitational go to Main Menu > Game Modes > Tournaments > Preseason Tournaments > MAUI Invitational Tournament. You only have to play the very last game of the tournament. You can play as every team in the tournament and simulate every game until the very last game. Do not forget to put the difficulty at All-Conference or higher. Set the Half Length at 2 minutes. You can also put the sliders in your favor.
Old Spice Classic Champion25
Play & win the last game of the Old Spice Classic game mode, All-Conference Difficulty or higher. 
To play the Old Spice Classic go to Main Menu > Game Modes > Tournaments > Preseason Tournaments > Old Spice Classic Tournament. You only have to play the very last game of the tournament. You can play as every team in the tournament and simulate every game until the very last game. Do not forget to put the difficulty at All-Conference or higher. Set the Half Length at 2 minutes. You can also put the sliders in your favor.
Anaheim Classic Champion25
Play & win the last game of the Anaheim Classic game mode, All-Conference Difficulty or higher. 
To play the Anaheim Classic go to Main Menu > Game Modes > Tournaments > Preseason Tournaments > Anaheim Classic Tournament. You only have to play the very last game of the tournament. You can play as every team in the tournament and simulate every game until the very last game. Do not forget to put the difficulty at All-Conference or higher. Set the Half Length at 2 minutes. You can also put the sliders in your favor.
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Champion25
Play & win the last game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off game mode, All-Conference Difficulty or higher. 
To play the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament go to Main Menu > Game Modes > Tournaments > Preseason Tournaments > Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament. You only have to play the very last game of the tournament. You can play as every team in the tournament and simulate every game until the very last game. Do not forget to put the difficulty at All-Conference or higher. Set the Half Length at 2 minutes. You can also put the sliders in your favor.
Preseason NIT Champion25
Play & win the last game of the Preseason NIT game mode, All-Conference Difficulty or higher. 
To play the Preseason NIT go to Main Menu > Game Modes > Tournaments > Preseason Tournaments > Preseason NIT Tournament. You only have to play the very last game of the tournament. You can play as every team in the tournament and simulate every game until the very last game. Do not forget to put the difficulty at All-Conference or higher. Set the Half Length at 2 minutes. You can also put the sliders in your favor.
Move Over, Duke!50
Win 30 games or more in three consecutive years in Dynasty Mode™. (1) 
First off when you go to make your season schedule make sure there are over 30 games scheduled for your team. To be safe add as many games as you possibly can to the schedule. Make all of your non-conference games against lower rated schools as well. Choose either North Carolina (ACC conference), Connecticut (Big East conference), UCLA (Pac 10 conference), Duke (ACC conference), Louisville (Big East conference) or any other Top 15 school to do this achievement with. You can easily get this game via simulation or you can play every game to make sure you win 30 games. Conference Tournament and NCAA Tournament games count towards the 30 wins. Make sure you win at least 30 games in 3 straight seasons and you'll get this achievement.
My Stats10
View your career stats from the My NCAA® Online menu.  
To view your Career Stats go to Main Menu > Xbox Live > My NCAA® Online > View Player Hub. Once in the Player Hub hit and go up until you see "Career Stats". Once their the achievement will instantly unlock.
Tournament of Legends Champion25
Play and win the last game of the Tournament of Legends at All-Conference Difficulty or higher. 
To play the Tournament of Legends Tournament go to Main Menu > Game Modes > Tournaments > Tournament of Legends Tournament. You only have to play the very last game of the tournament. You can play as every team in the tournament and simulate every game until the very last game. Do not forget to put the difficulty at All-Conference or higher. Set the Half Length at 2 minutes. You can also put the sliders in your favor.
Perfect at Home75
Win all of your team's home games in one season of Dynasty Mode™. 
Make sure you turn "Autosave" off before you begin your Dynasty as you don't want the Dynasty to save if you end up losing a home game. You only have to win your team's regular season home games. The Conference and NCAA Tournaments if your team is considered the home team you do not have to win those game ONLY regular season home games count towards this achievement. Now make sure you choose a team that is somewhat good. It's probably best if you choose a Top 25 team at least. You can edit your schedule to have fewer home games if you think that will help you out. Sim every home game indivudually and once you win the game save the Dynasty. If you lose a home game simply load the Dynasty back up.
Hardcore100
Complete a 30-year dynasty in Dynasty Mode™.  
Another 30 year achievement from EA. This will take some time as the load times in this game are extremely slow. It will take just as long to get this achievement as it did to get the on in Madden 06 and NCAA Football 07. Make sure that when you begin you Dynasty that you have the Dynasty Length set to 30 years. When creating your coach turn both "Coaching Contracts" and "Coach Firing" off, that way you stay with one team and you don't have to fool with too many things other than straight simming the Dynasty.
Who's Behind the Door?10
View the game Credits from the EA Sports™ Extras menu. 
To view the credits go to Main Menu > My NCAA® > EA Sports™ Extras > Credits. As soon as you select on Credits the achievement will pop up.
Buzzer Beater75
Play and win a game on a "buzzer beater" in Play Now at All-Conference Difficulty or higher.  
This can be done while going for one of the Tournament achievements. Play as a good team such as North Carolina (ACC conference), Connecticut (Big East conference), UCLA (Pac 10 conference), or Duke (ACC conference) and keep the game close until the end of the 2nd half. Try to make sure the game is tied when you attempt the buzzer beater so you'll just go into overtime and you don't have to play the whole entire game over again. To make sure it's a buzzer beater shoot the ball () when the clock is at or around 1 second. It should not take you too many tries to get this achievement.
Lethal Weapon Three50
Finish a game where 3 of your players get 20 points at All-Conference Difficulty or higher. (1) 
Play as a Top 10 team such as Duke (ACC conference) or UCLA (Pac 10 conference) and play against a team such as . Then set the Half Length to what you think is long enough. Then play against either Coppin State (MEAC conference), Cal State Fullerton (Big West conference), or Canisius (MAAC conference). All of those teams are not great in the game and you should easily be able to score 20+ points with three different players. You should be able to easily get this achievement while going for the "40-Minute All-American achievement".

Slider can be adjusted as well if necessary.
40-Minute All-American25
Win a game in Play Now mode with Skill Level set to All-American and Half Length set to 20 minutes. 
Go to Play Now from the Main Menu and play with a Top 5 school and play against a team like Marist (MAAC conference) or Grambling State(SWAC conference). Make sure the difficulty is set to All-American and that the Half Length is set to 20 minutes. Now once in the game go into the Pause Menu and go to Settings > Rules. Now turn the Shot Clock, Backcourt, 5 second inbounding, and 10 second half court to "OFF". Go back into the game and score a basket. After that stop the opposing team from scoring and then get the ball and just hold onto it in the backcourt until half-time. Repeat that for the 2nd half and the achievement will unlock after the game is over.

Sliders can be adjusted as well if necessary.
Upset City10
Beat an A rank team with a C or lower rank team in Play Now at All-Conference Difficulty or higher.  
An A ranked team is a team such as North Carolina (ACC conference), Duke (ACC conference), UCLA (Pac 10 conference), or any other Top 10 school. A few good C ranked schools are Hawaii, Butler, Drake, Wichita State, Air Force and a few others. A few A ranked teams that you are not too hard to beat are LSU, Auburn, Clemson, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Baylor, California, Stanford and a few others. Make sure the difficulty is set to All-Conference difficulty. You can also adjust the sliders into your favor.
I Can Win With Anyone!75
Win five online ranked matches with five different teams. DNF wins don't count. 
All you have to do for this achievement is simply win 5 ranked matches with 5 different schools. This does not have to be done in a row and can be achieved while going for the "Play 75 Ranked Matches" achievement. If you need help getting this achievement please post in the NCAA Basketball 09 Achievement Trading Thread.
Play 75 online ranked matches.150
Play in 75 online ranked matches. 
All you have to do to get this achievement is to play 75 ranked matches. You do NOT have to win any of them just simply play in 75. If your opponent quits before the end of the first half, the game does not count. This can be done legit by simply playing 75 games or you and a friend can help each other out getting this achievement. If you would like to find a boosting partner please post in the NCAA Basketball 09 Achievement Trading Thread.
Spoiler25
Win an online ranked match against an opponent 5 ranks or higher than you. DNF wins don't count. 
You will get this achievement by beating somebody that is ranked at least 5 ranks or higher than you on the games leaderboards. Let's say someone is ranked 450 and your ranked 850, if you beat them you should unlock this achievement.

 
 
 
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