2011 NCAA March Madness Basketball

Well not exactly. I was able to shoot the Arizona State Sun Devils team this year and their season did not turn out the way they would have liked. The Sun Devils did not make it to the PAC 10 Tournament and for the most part suffered a very frustrating season.

Everybody loves college basketball, so I thought I would post some images for your March Madness stoke.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

For this shot I set my camera right down on the floor for a bugs-eye-view of UCLA Bruin’s Jerime Anderson (5) taking a free-throw shot during an NCAA Basketball game between the University of California, Los Angeles Bruin’s and The Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe AZ. UCLA beat ASU 73-72 in overtime.

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NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 06 Stanford at Arizona State

Arizona State University Sun Devils Trent Lockett (24) drives under the basket while Stanford Cardinal Dwight Powell (33) defends during an NCAA Basketball game between the Stanford University Cardinal and The Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe AZ. The Stanford Cardinal beat The Arizona State Sun Devils 55-41.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

A beautiful ASU Spirit Squad  member smiles for the National Anthem before an NCAA Basketball game.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

Sparky, the Arizona State Sun Devil’s mascot takes the court before an NCAA Basketball game.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

Opening tip-off of an NCAA Basketball game between the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins and The Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe AZ. UCLA beat ASU 73-72 in overtime.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

UCLA Bruin’s Malcolm Lee (3) goes up for a shot while ASU Jamelle McMillan (10) tries to avoid fouling during an NCAA Basketball game between the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins and The Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe AZ. UCLA beat ASU 73-72 in overtime.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

Arizona State Sun Devils Trent Lockett (24) drives toward the basket while UCLA Tyler Honeycutt (23) defends during an NCAA Basketball game between the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins and The Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe AZ.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 06 Stanford at Arizona State

Arizona State University Head Coach Herb Sendek gives an interview after an NCAA Basketball game between the Stanford University Cardinal and The Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe AZ. The Stanford Cardinal beat The Arizona State Sun Devils 55-41.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

ASU Sun Devils Keala King (21) looks for a way around UCLA Joshua Smith (34) during an NCAA Basketball game between the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins and The Arizona State Sun Devils. UCLA’s Joshua Smith (34) is something like 6ft. 4 and 230 and makes a very good “iron wall” for the Sun Devils to try to get around.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

UCLA Bruin’s Lazeric Jones (11) drives toward the basket while ASU Sun Devils Trent Lockett (24) defends.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 06 Cal at Arizona State

Arizona State Sun Devils Carrick Felix (0) drives under the basket while Cal Bears Markhuri Sanders-Frison (10) defends during an NCAA Basketball game between the University of California at Berkeley Bears and The Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe AZ. The Cal Bears beat the Sun Devils 65-61.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 27 USC at Arizona State

Arizona State Sun Devils Jamelle McMillan (10) looks for a way through the USC Trojans defense during an NCAA Basketball game between the University of Southern California Trojans and The Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe AZ. The Trojans beat the Sun Devils 63-61.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

An Arizona State Sun Devils Spirit squad smiles for fans.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 06 Cal at Arizona State

Arizona State Sun Devils Brandon Dunson (2) steps up to the free-throw line.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 06 Stanford at Arizona State

I need more practice getting the shots of the slam-dunks because the come up fast and you don’t always have the timing to get the right moment, like this image of Stanford Cardinal Josh Owens (13) busting loose with a slam dunk during an NCAA Basketball game between the Stanford University Cardinal and The Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe AZ. The Stanford Cardinal beat The Arizona State Sun Devils 55-41.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 06 Stanford at Arizona State

Anyone who says shooting basketball is easy is pulling your leg. Never mind the obvious lighting challenges and required gear but getting the perfect shot takes timing and experience. In this image Stanford Cardinal Josh Owens (13) works for a shot under the basket during an NCAA Basketball game between the Stanford University Cardinal and The Arizona State Sun Devils.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

I guess if I can’t get the good peak-action shots at least I can get a few nice spirit squad shots.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

Some games are difficult because the team has a hard time getting the ball inside and there are always other players crossing between you and your shots making focusing on and getting focus lock very hard to achieve. In this image Arizona State Sun Devils Keala King (21) drives toward the basket during an NCAA Basketball game between the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins and The Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe AZ. UCLA beat ASU 73-72 in overtime.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

Sometimes with all those bodies running back-and-forth you just try to zoom in and leave out all the distracting background stuff out of your image and you end up with shots that are a bit too tight. UCLA’s big man Joshua Smith (34) goes up for a shot against ASU Sun Devils Jordan Bachynski (13).

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 06 Cal at Arizona State

Some players just have the “look” and it makes you want to grab a few frames like this image of Cal Bears Markhuri Sanders-Frison (10) during an NCAA Basketball game between the University of California at Berkeley Bears and The Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe AZ. The Cal Bears beat the Sun Devils 65-61.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

I was having a great time watching the guys fight for rebounds under the basket like this image where Arizona State Sun Devils Kyle Cain (5) and UCLA Bruin’s Reeves Nelson (22) battle for a rebound during an NCAA Basketball game between the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins and The Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe AZ. UCLA beat ASU 73-72 in overtime.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

It’s tough to watch the local team and player’s season go down the drain but you are there to report the news and not there as a fan. Arizona State Sun Devils Trent Lockett talks with the media after an NCAA Basketball game between the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins and The Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe AZ. UCLA beat ASU 73-72 in overtime.

Sometimes you get lucky and the coach will scream and stomp his feet with priceless expressions.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

UCLA Bruin’s Jerime Anderson (5) looks to move the ball inside against ASU Jamelle McMillan (10) during an NCAA Basketball game between the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins and The Arizona State Sun Devils.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 27 USC at Arizona State

USC Trojans Maurice Jones (10) drives under the basket during an NCAA Basketball game between the University of Southern California Trojans and The Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe AZ. The Trojans beat the Sun Devils 63-61.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

ASU Sun Devils Keala King (21) looks for a way around UCLA Joshua Smith (34).

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 27 USC at Arizona State

Some games it just seems like the referee is standing right in front of YOU and all the key plays, some guys call this being “ref-ed out” either way it sucks when it happens and you wish you would have gotten the perfect shot.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 29 UCLA at Arizona State

Sometimes it just seems the lights cycle just at the right time to cause your shot to go dark and you miss the key expression like this shot of UCLA Reeves Nelson (22) driving toward the basket.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 27 USC at Arizona State

USC Trojans Maurice Jones (10) during an NCAA Basketball game between the University of Southern California Trojans and The Arizona State Sun Devils. I love shooting basketball, it’s very difficult and I could use all the practice I can get.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 06 Cal at Arizona State

I’ll round out the set with one last shot of a beautiful ASU Sun Devils Spirit Squad dancer.

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