If the excitement of Selection Sunday was elusive, prepare to be swept away by full-on March Madness as the tournament kicks off this week. Ahead of the tip-off, Adidas has readied a collection of James Harden signature sneakers for its top programs—even though not all of them will be vying for a chance at the national championship.
School colors appearing on the Adidas Harden Vol. 2 include that of the Arizona State Sun Devils, Miami Hurricanes, and Texas A&M Aggies, along with the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Nebraska Cornhuskers (who will face each other in the NIT) and the Indiana Hoosiers.
In terms of collegiate branding, these pairs don’t bear outright school logos, but the colors alone should be enough to show pride as these teams chase the title.