UAAP Season 73 basketball tournaments

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UAAP Season 73
UAAP 73rd season logo.
Host school De La Salle University

Men's Finals 1 2 Wins
FEU school colors FEU Tamaraws 49 62 0
Ateneo school colors Ateneo Blue Eagles 72 65 2
Duration September 25–30, 2010
Arena/s Araneta Coliseum
Finals MVP Ryan Buenafe
Winning coach Norman Black (3rd title)
Semifinalists Adamson school colors Adamson Falcons
La Salle school colors De La Salle Green Archers
TV network/s ABS-CBN, Studio 23, The Filipino Channel, Balls HD

Women's Finals 1 2 Wins
FEU school colors FEU Lady Tamaraws 69 54 0
Adamson school colors Adamson Lady Falcons 75 56 2
Duration September 25–30, 2010
Arena/s Araneta Coliseum
Finals MVP Analyn Almazan
Winning coach Emily Vega
Semifinalists La Salle school colors De La Salle Lady Archers
UST school colors UST Tigresses

Juniors' Finals 1 2 3 Wins
Ateneo school colors Ateneo Blue Eaglets 71 76 76 2+1
UST school colors UST Tiger Cubs 77 66 59 1
Duration September 14–19, 2010
Arena/s Filoil Flying V Arena (Game 1)
Araneta Coliseum (Games 2 & 3)
Finals MVP Kiefer Ravena
Winning coach Michael Ray Jarin
Semifinalists NU school colors NU Bullpups
La Salle school colors De La Salle Junior Archers
TV network/s Studio 23, The Filipino Channel, Balls HD
< Season 72 2010 Season 74 >

The University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 73 basketball tournaments are the basketball events of UAAP's 2010-11 season. The basketball season began on July 10, 2010 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City with an opening ceremony hosted by De La Salle University, followed by a couple of men's basketball games. Hosts De La Salle Green Archers defeated the UP Fighting Maroons, and the UST Growling Tigers defeated the UE Red Warriors in the last game of the day.

Ato Badolato, former head coach of the San Beda Red Cubs, was named commissioner for basketball for the 2010 season.

Results[edit]

Juniors[edit]

The Juniors were the first of the three basketball tournaments to be finished. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets forced the step ladder format, putting themselves directly into the finals. Four other teams battled it out for the one spot left in the finals, with UST triumphing after beating out La Salle, 74-60. Since Ateneo cleared the eliminations, they were given an automatic 1-0 lead in the finals series. However, UST tied it up with a 77-71 win. Ateneo then continued on to sweep the next two games, 76-66 in game 2, and 76-59 in game 3. This was the Juniors' 17th title, and 3rd consecutive championship.

Women[edit]

Second-seed Adamson Lady Falcons has advanced to the finals with a win over the UST Lady Tigresses, 72-59. However, fourth-seed La Salle Lady Archers edged out first-seed FEU Lady Tamaraws to extend the series, where the winner will advance and face Adamson. FEU won the knockout match to set up a finals showdown with Adamson.

Seniors[edit]

First-seed FEU Tamaraws advanced to the finals after beating the De La Salle Green Archers in overtime, 69-59. They faced off against the defending champion Ateneo Blue Eagles, who blew past the Adamson Falcons, 68-55. Ateneo started off with an outstanding win, sweeping the Tamaraws by 23 points in game one (72-49), which was the lowest output by a team in the finals since UAAP Season 61, by the same school. The Tamaraws looked ahead for a comeback, being only down by one point, 56-57, in the last 3 minutes of the 4th quarter. However. the Blue Eagles managed to distance, with 2 successive baskets, and a good free throw. FEU scored 3 successful free throws to go up 59-61 against the Ateneans, at the final minute of the championship. However with a critical hold by Ateneo, Ryan Buenafe pulled off a three-point shot to give Ateneo a 64-59 lead while heading into the final 20 seconds of the game. FEU managed to score just one more three-pointer, but still went down, 62-65. The Ateneo Blue Eagles became the fifth successful team to achieve 3 consecutive championships, and capture their 6th championship title.

Finals MVP[edit]

In Game 2, Ryan Buenafe delivered a season high of 23 points, and a critical three-point shot that lead to the championship. He was named Finals MVP.

Men's tournament[edit]

Elimination round[edit]

Most games were held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City and the PhilSports Arena in Pasig, with a single gameday played at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Results[edit]

Results to the right and top of the black cells are first round games, those to the left and below are second round games.
Team AdU ADMU DLSU FEU NU UE UP UST
Adamson 66–69 70–68 65–74 60–54 69–56 66–59 75–71
Ateneo 55–52 63–66 69–72 82–65 80–73 78–53 68–56
La Salle 64–69 57–74 80–84** 55–59 82–63 80–62 61–53
FEU 63–64 74–72 66–80 76–72 91–81 94–70 65–57
NU 62–59 49–69 56–59 62–77 70–63 70–66 58–59
UE 71–63 62–60 80–74 77–83* 68–69 59–54 67–80
UP 51–74 59–75 63–84 48–70 59–61 61–67 81–87*
UST 76–81** 77–81 69–78 76–67 54–62 65–75 68–66

      Win
      Win via OT
      Loss
      Loss via OT

  • Number of asterisks (*) denotes the number of overtime periods.

Bracket[edit]

  Semifinals
#1 & #2 have twice-to-beat advantage
Finals
Best-of-three series
                       
1  FEU school colors FEU 69*    
4  La Salle school colors La Salle 59    
  1  FEU school colors FEU 49 62
  2  Ateneo school colors Ateneo 72 65
2  Ateneo school colors Ateneo 68  
3  Adamson school colors Adamson 55    

*Number of asterisks denotes the number of overtime periods.

Semifinals[edit]

FEU–La Salle series[edit]

September 16
69–59 OT La Salle school colors De La Salle Green Archers
FEU wins series in one game

Ateneo–Adamson series[edit]

September 19
68–55 Adamson school colors Adamson Falcons
Ateneo wins series in one game

Finals[edit]

September 25
49–72 Ateneo school colors Ateneo Blue Eagles
September 30
62–65 Ateneo school colors Ateneo Blue Eagles
Ateneo wins series, 2-0

Awards[edit]

  • Finals Season Most Valuable Player: Ryan Buenafe (Ateneo)
  • Season Most Valuable Player: RR Garcia (FEU)
  • Rookie of the Year: Terrence Romeo (FEU)

Women's tournament[edit]

Elimination round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Semifinals
#1 & #2 have twice-to-beat advantage
Finals
Best-of-three series
                       
1  FEU school colors FEU 61 65  
4  La Salle school colors La Salle 64 35  
  1  FEU school colors FEU 69 54
  2  Adamson school colors Adamson 75 56
2  Adamson school colors Adamson 72  
3  UST school colors UST 59    

Semifinals[edit]

FEU–La Salle series[edit]

September 18
61–64 La Salle school colors De La Salle Lady Archers
September 21
65–35 La Salle school colors De La Salle Lady Archers
FEU wins series in two games

Adamson–UST series[edit]

September 18
72–59 UST school colors UST Tigresses
Adamson wins series in one game

Finals[edit]

September 25
69–75 Adamson school colors Adamson Lady Falcons
September 30
54–56 Adamson school colors Adamson Lady Falcons
Adamson wins series, 2–0

Awards[edit]

  • Finals Most Valuable Player: Analyn Almazan (Adamson)
  • Season Most Valuable Player: Analyn Almazan (Adamson)
  • Rookie of the Year: Aracelie Abaca (La Salle)

Juniors' tournament[edit]

Elimination round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Classification games First round
One-game playoff
Semifinal
2nd seed has twice-to-beat advantage
Finals
Best-of-five series with #1 seed possessing 1–0 lead
   For 2nd seed:                                      
 NU school colors NU  58   1  Ateneo school colors Ateneo 71 76 76
 UST school colors UST  65   2  UST school colors UST 74     2  UST school colors UST 77 66 59
   For 4th seed::   3  NU school colors NU 54   4  La Salle school colors La Salle 60
   La Salle school colors La Salle 66 4  La Salle school colors La Salle 57
   FEU school colors FEU-FERN 60

Seeding games[edit]

September 5
2nd seed
58–65 UST school colors UST Tiger Cubs
September 5
4th seed
60–66 La Salle school colors De La Salle Junior Archers

First round[edit]

September 7
54–57 La Salle school colors De La Salle Junior Archers

Semifinal[edit]

September 11
74–60 La Salle school colors De La Salle Junior Archers
UST wins series in one game

Finals[edit]

Ateneo has to win two times, while their opponent has to win three times.

September 14
71–77 UST school colors UST Tiger Cubs
September 16
76–66 UST school colors UST Tiger Cubs
September 19
76–59 UST school colors UST Tiger Cubs
Ateneo wins series in three games

Awards[edit]

  • Finals Most Valuable Player: Kiefer Ravena (Ateneo)
  • Season Most Valuable Player: Kevin Ferrer (UST)
  • Rookie of the Year: Roque Estoce (NU)

References[edit]

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Season 72 (2009)
UAAP basketball seasons
Season 73 (2010)
Succeeded by
Season 74 (2011)