UAAP Season 71 basketball tournaments

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UAAP Season 71
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Host school University of the Philippines, Diliman

Men's Finals 1 2 Wins
Ateneo school colors Ateneo Blue Eagles 69 62 2
La Salle school colors De La Salle Green Archers 61 51 0
Duration September 21-25, 2008
Arena/s Araneta Coliseum
Finals MVP Nonoy Baclao
Winning coach Norman Black (1st title)
Semifinalists FEU school colors FEU Tamaraws
UE school colors UE Red Warriors
TV network/s Studio 23

Women's Finals 1 2 Wins
FEU school colors FEU Lady Tamaraws 54 52 2
UP school colors UP Lady Maroons 52 46 0
Duration September 20-27, 2008
Arena/s The Arena in San Juan
Finals MVP Bernadette Mercado
Winning coach Michael Oliver
Semifinalists UST school colors UST Tigresses
Adamson school colors Adamson Lady Falcons
TV network/s Studio 23

Juniors' Finals 1 2 Wins
Ateneo school colors Ateneo Blue Eaglets 72 71 2
FEU school colors FEU-Diliman Baby Tamaraws 62 60 0
Duration September 20-27, 2008
Arena/s The Arena in San Juan
Finals MVP JV Dumrique
Winning coach Jamike Jarin
Semifinalists La Salle school colors De La Salle Junior Archers
Adamson school colors Adamson Baby Falcons
TV network/s Studio 23
< Season 70 2008 Season 72 >

The basketball tournaments of University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 71 started on July 5, 2008 at the Araneta Coliseum with University of the Philippines, Diliman as hosts. The defending champions are De La Salle Green Archers (men), Ateneo Lady Eagles (women) and the De La Salle Junior Archers (juniors).

Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines president Chito Narvasa is the season's commissioner. The theme is "Filipino Leadership Through Sports Excellence".[1]

Qualified for semifinals with twice to beat advantage
Qualified for semifinals

Men's tournament[edit]

Elimination round[edit]

Rivalry games[edit]

July 6
73–79 Ateneo school colors Ateneo Blue Eagles
September 6
65–57 La Salle school colors De La Salle Green Archers
July 12
73–62 FEU school colors FEU Tamaraws
August 23
83–75 La Salle school colors De La Salle Green Archers
July 17
85–84 UST school colors UST Growling Tigers
August 28
79–81 La Salle school colors De La Salle Green Archers
July 19
66–83 Ateneo school colors Ateneo Blue Eagles
August 24
79–58 UP school colors UP Fighting Maroons
July 26
69–71 FEU school colors FEU Tamaraws
September 4
61–73 UE school colors UE Red Warriors

Second-seed playoff[edit]

September 11
62–59 FEU school colors FEU Tamaraws

Bracket[edit]

  2nd seed playoff Semifinals
#1 & #2 have twice-to-beat advantage
Finals
Best-of-three series
                               
    1  Ateneo school colors Ateneo 70    
    4  UE school colors UE 50    
   
 
    1  Ateneo school colors Ateneo 69 62
    2  La Salle school colors La Salle 61 51
 
 
 La Salle school colors La Salle  62   2  La Salle school colors La Salle 67  
 FEU school colors FEU  59   3  FEU school colors FEU 62    

Semifinals[edit]

Ateneo–UE series[edit]

September 14
70–50 UE school colors UE Red Warriors
Ateneo wins series in one game

La Salle–FEU series[edit]

September 14
67–62 FEU school colors FEU Tamaraws
La Salle wins series in one game

Finals[edit]

September 21
69–61 La Salle school colors De La Salle Green Archers
September 25
62–51 La Salle school colors De La Salle Green Archers
Ateneo wins series, 2–0

Awards[edit]

  • Finals Most Valuable Player: Nonoy Baclao (Ateneo)
  • Season Most Valuable Player: Rabeh Al-Hussaini (Ateneo)
  • Rookie of the Year: Ryan Buenafe (Ateneo)

Women's tournament[edit]

Elimination round[edit]

Games, which began on July 6, are held at the Blue Eagle Gym.

Rivalry games[edit]

July 20
45–70 Adamson school colors Adamson Lady Falcons
September 3
52–64 Adamson school colors Adamson Lady Falcons
July 23
36–48 FEU school colors FEU Lady Tamaraws
August 24
33–52 FEU school colors FEU Lady Tamaraws
July 23
47–58 La Salle school colors De La Salle Lady Archers
August 28
49–61 La Salle school colors De La Salle Lady Archers
July 27
47–59 La Salle school colors De La Salle Lady Archers
August 24
67–33 La Salle school colors De La Salle Lady Archers
August 17
55–68 UP school colors UP Lady Maroons
August 3
43–57 UP school colors UP Lady Maroons

Second-seed playoff[edit]

September 10
64–69 UST school colors UST Tigresses

Bracket[edit]

  {{{KO}}} Semifinals
#1 & #2 have twice-to-beat advantage
Finals
Best-of-three series
                               
    1  FEU school colors FEU 56 74  
    4  Adamson school colors Adamson 57 63  
   
 
    1  FEU school colors FEU 54 52
    3  UP school colors UP 52 46
 
 
 UP school colors UP  64   2  UST school colors UST 39 46 *If necessary.
 UST school colors UST  69   3  UP school colors UP 52 50  

Host team in boldface.

Semifinals[edit]

FEU–Adamson series[edit]

September 13
56–57 Adamson school colors Adamson Lady Falcons
September 17
74–63 Adamson school colors Adamson Lady Falcons
FEU wins series in two games

UP–UST series[edit]

September 13
39–52 UP school colors UP Lady Maroons
September 17
46–50 UP school colors UP Lady Maroons
UP wins series in two games

Finals[edit]

September 20
54–52 UP school colors UP Lady Maroons
September 27
52–46 UP school colors UP Lady Maroons
FEU wins series, 2–0

Awards[edit]

The season's awardees were:[2]

  • Finals Most Valuable Player: Bernadette Mercado (FEU)
  • Season Most Valuable Player: Marichu Bacaro (UST)
  • Rookie of the Year: Angelica Ortega (Adamson)
  • Mythical Five:
    • Katherine Sandel (Adamson)
    • Marichu Bacaro (UST)
    • Cindy Resultay (UE)
    • Sihaya Sadorra (UP)
    • Ma. Ana Fatima Tolentino (UP)

Juniors' tournament[edit]

Elimination round[edit]

Games, which began on July 9, are held at the Blue Eagle Gym

Rivalry games[edit]

July 22
76–29 UP school colors UPIS Junior Maroons
August 26
115–28 UP school colors UPIS Junior Maroons
July 26
74–75 Ateneo school colors Ateneo Blue Eaglets
August 16
72–93 Ateneo school colors Ateneo Blue Eaglets
August 2
74–77 La Salle school colors De La Salle Junior Archers
September 6
69–64 La Salle school colors De La Salle Junior Archers

Bracket[edit]

  Semifinals
#1 & #2 have twice-to-beat advantage
Finals
Best-of-three series
                       
1  Ateneo school colors Ateneo 78    
4  Adamson school colors Adamson 45    
*Denotes number of overtime periods.   1  Ateneo school colors Ateneo 72 71
  3  FEU school colors FEU-FERN 62 60
2  La Salle school colors La Salle Zobel 70 56 *If necessary.
3  FEU school colors FEU-FERN 72** 58  

Semifinals[edit]

Ateneo–Adamson series[edit]

September 13
78–45 Adamson school colors Adamson Baby Falcons
Ateneo wins series in one game

La Salle Zobel–FEU series[edit]

September 13
70–72 2OT FEU school colors FEU-Diliman Baby Tamaraws
September 17
56–58 FEU school colors FEU-Diliman Baby Tamaraws
FEU-FERN wins series in two games

Finals[edit]

September 20
72–62 FEU school colors FEU-Diliman Baby Tamaraws
September 27
71–60 FEU school colors FEU-Diliman Baby Tamaraws
Ateneo wins series, 2–0

Awards[edit]

The season's awardees were:[2]

  • Finals Most Valuable Player: John David Dumrique (Ateneo)
  • Season Most Valuable Player: Mark Kevin Juruena (Adamson)
  • Rookie of the Year: Luis Alfonso dela Paz (La Salle)
  • Mythical team:
    • Juan Miguel Tiongson (Ateneo)
    • Mark Kevin Juruena (Adamson)
    • Luis Alfonso dela Paz (La Salle)
    • Juan Nicolas Elorde (La Salle)
    • Gwyne Matthew Capacio (La Salle)

Broadcast notes[edit]

Studio 23 broadcast all of the men's basketball games. UAAP Sports Center airs every Tuesday as a supplement to the coverage.

Playoff broadcasters are:

Game Play-by-play Analyst Courtside reporters
Second-seed game
La Salle-FEU semifinal Eric Tipan Luigi Trillo Sharon Yu and Kristel Filart
Ateneo-UE semifinal Boom Gonzalez Mark Molina Portia Silva and Alexis Go
Juniors' Finals Game 1
Men's Finals Game 1 Boom Gonzalez TJ Manotoc Sharon Yu and Kamae de Jesus
Men's Finals Game 2 Kamae de Jesus and Sharon Yu

Champion rosters[edit]

Ateneo Blue Eagles[edit]

Years are years spent in the university, not number of years that he played for the team.

No. Position Year Player
19 Philippines C   Rabeh Al-Hussaini
8 Philippines SF   Bacon Austria
7 Philippines PF/C   Nonoy Baclao
16 Philippines PF   Mike Baldos
13 Philippines SF   Ryan Buenafe
15 United States C   Vince Burke
18 Philippines PF   Justin Chua
4 Philippines PG   Yuri Escueta
20 Philippines SF   Torino Gonzaga
12 United States PG   Kirk Long
10 Philippines C   Jobe Nkemakolam
5 Philippines PG   Jai Reyes
11 Philippines SG   Eric Salamat
14 Philippines PF   Nico Salva
6 Philippines SG   Oping Sumalinog
17 Philippines SG   Chris Tiu
Position Name/s
Head coach: United States Norman Black
Ateneo Blue Eagles


See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Season 70 (2007)
UAAP basketball seasons
Season 71 (2008)
Succeeded by
Season 72 (2009)