How to play with college basketball teams in NBA 2K17

UConn fans will be pumped about the number of ways there are to play with the Huskies in NBA 2K17.
UConn fans will be pumped about the number of ways there are to play with the Huskies in NBA 2K17.

(WTNH)–If you’re a UConn fan who misses seeing the virtual Huskies in a video game, you’re in luck. The new NBA 2K17 game includes Connecticut as one of the schools you can choose in myPlayer mode, where you follow your created player on his journey from high school to the pros.

You play games in a virtual Gampel Pavilion, and then play out the NCAA Tournament against some of the nine other schools (Georgetown, Arizona, Louisville, Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, Michigan State and Wake Forest) in the game.

But say you want to play with the current Huskies roster, against North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, or a number of other schools.

It normally wouldn’t be possible, thanks to the Ed O’Bannon case, but one clever gamer, Twitter user @SkillzFromThe6, has figured out a way to play with 26 other teams:

Here’s a list of step-by-step instructions:

Step 1: Go to “MyGM/MyLeague”
Step 2: Click on “MyLeague” and press Triangle to pull up Custom Rosters
Step 3: Search username “SkillazKill” or content ID “College Roster 2K17”
Step 4: Go to “Custom League”, then “Start in Regular Season”
Step 5: Setup Divisions to look like this:CollegeRosterDivisions.jpg
Step 6: Go to “Setup Options” and put in following:
Season Length: 35 Games (optional)
Quarter Length: 10 minutes (optional)
Simulated Quarter Length: 10 minutes (optional)
Normalize Played to Sim Stats/Minutes: On
Playoff (March Madness)
Rounds: 1 Game Each
League Expansion: On (13 Players) – I put 0 also, it didn’t matter
Salary Cap: Off
Hard Cap: Off
Trade Logic: Off
Injuries: Off
Progressive Fatigue: Off
Gameplay Difficulty: Any
Step 7: Press Triangle to “SELECT ALL TEAMS”
Step 8: Advance
Step 9: Download team’s design by going to “Team Relocation > Download Team Designs > Search Username “SkillazKill” > Click X > “See Other Designs by Creator” > Download whatever team you’re on (for example, 76ers = Miami Hurricanes)
Step 10: Scroll through other teams by flicking the right analog stick right or left
Step 11: Repeat Step 9 and 10 for all teams
Step 12: Turn “Fatigue” Off in Options > Settings
Step 13: Go to “Save As” to save another file, if you’d like to play the season over again. (Optional)

For an extra $15, UConn fans can also play with the Huskies’ all-time team in “quick play” mode. That squad includes Kemba Walker, Richard Hamilton, Ray Allen, Rudy Gay and Andre Drummond, among others.

Enjoy, college hoops fans.

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