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UAAP Basketball Championship
SportBasketball
Founded1938
No. of teams8
Most recent
champion(s)
Season 85 (2022)

Men's
Ateneo Blue Eagles
Women's
NU Lady Bulldogs
Boys'
TBD

Girls'
TBD
Most titlesFEU Tamaraws
(20 titles)

The UAAP Basketball Championship holds its basketball tournaments from September to December. Basketball is a mandatory sport in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). All eight universities participate in the Men's, Women's, and Juniors (Boys') tournaments.

The tournament is divided into two divisions, the Seniors' division, which is further subdivided into the Men's tournament, for male collegiate players, and the Women's tournament for female collegiate players. The other division is the Juniors' which is also subdivided into two tournaments for the male and female high school athletes.

The UAAP basketball sport has a rich history of schools establishing dynasties. UE won a record seven consecutive basketball titles from 1965 to 1971 albeit the third one was a shared championship with UST. Ateneo had a 5-year winning streak from 2008 to 2012. Two other schools ended their championship streak at four. UST won it from 1993 to 1996 and La Salle from 1998 to 2001.

The championship in basketball is the most coveted title that schools aspire for during a UAAP season and is one of the most anticipated live TV sporting events in the Philippines, but such aspirations have resulted in many controversies in the association. There are protests filed by the member-schools against one another almost every season. Ironically, the association has a handbook of its rules and regulations.

Tournament format[edit]

Pre-first expansion format[edit]

Before the UAAP's first expansion, teams would play a single round robin where the team with the best record would be crowned champions. If two or more teams are tied, they would be declared co-champions. No quotient system or knockout games were used to break ties.

First expansion format[edit]

Teams play a double round robin. The winner of the first round play the winner of the second round in a 1-game championship to determine the champion. Ties for round winners are broken by knockout games.

If a team wins both rounds, it is automatically declared the champion, regardless if it was a sweep or not. If a team fails to win either rounds, but ends up with a better over-all record than either of the round winners, that team will challenge the second round winner for a championship slot against the first round winner.

Second and third expansion format[edit]

Teams play a double round robin. The top two teams (over-all record) after the double round robin play in the Finals with the #1 seed holding a twice-to-beat advantage. If a team sweeps the double round robin, they are automatically declared champions.

Final four format[edit]

The tournament currently uses the Final Four format, first implemented in 1993. The Tournament begins with a double round-robin elimination, where a team plays the other teams twice to determine which teams will qualify to the semi-finals (also called Final Four). The top four finishers enter the Final Four phase.

Sweeper's advantage[edit]

Previously, if a team sweeps the double round robin, they are automatically declared champions. However, after UST's sweep in 1993, it was modified so that the sweeping team would automatically qualify to the best-of-three Finals. After UE swept their way to the Finals in 2007, it was again modified so that the sweeping team would now automatically qualify to a best-of-five Finals, holding a 1–0 game advantage.

Regular final four[edit]

If no team sweeps the double round eliminations, the four top teams (and tiebreakers, if applicable) qualify for the regular postseason.

The regular post-season is divided into the semi-finals (also called Final Four) and the Finals. In the semi-Finals, the two top seeds (#1 & #2) have a twice-to-beat advantage against the lower seeds (#3 & #4).

The surviving teams face off in a best-of-three finals, where the team which notches two wins first wins the championship.

Step ladder final four[edit]

From 2008 to 2015, if a team wins all of the games in the group stage, the step ladder format is used, where the unbeaten team has a bye up to the best-of-5 finals holding a 1–0 game advantage. The third and fourth seed will figure in a knockout game; the winner of that game will face the second seed with a twice-to-win disadvantage. The surviving team meets the first seed at the Finals. The format was modified in 2016, where the unbeaten team proceeds to the best-of-3 finals without any playoff advantage, but the knockout games in all of the three semifinal seeds remain in place.

List of basketball champions[edit]

Key
Indicator Meaning
  School won the championship in all divisions in the same year
  School won double or triple (but not all) championship in the same year
(#) Number of titles
(D.S.) Held as a demonstration sport

Early years[edit]

The foundation of the UAAP by FEU, NU, UP and UST on 1938.

Season Year Men's Women's Boys' Host school
1 1938–39 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (1) No tournament No tournament No information
2 1939–40 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (2)
UP school colors University of the Philippines Diliman (1)
UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (1)
3 1940–41 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (2)
4 1941–42 Not held due to World War II.
5 1942–43
6 1943–44
7 1944–45
8 1945–46
9 1946–47 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (3) No tournament No tournament University of Santo Tomas
10 1947–48 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (3)
UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (4)
Far Eastern University
11 1948–49 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (5) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (1) National University
12 1949–50 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (6) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (2) University of the Philippines
13 1950–51 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (4) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (1) No tournament University of Santo Tomas
14 1951–52 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (7) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (2) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (3) Far Eastern University

First expansion[edit]

Adamson University, Manila Central University, University of Manila and University of the East were admitted in 1952 on a two-year probationary membership status. Only UE and MCU retained as permanent member. However, MCU pulled-out in 1962. Adamson was readmitted into the association in 1970.

Season Year Men's Women's Boys' Host school
15 1952–53 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (8) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (3) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (4) National University
16 1953–54 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (9) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (4) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (5) University of the Philippines
17 1954–55 NU school colors National University (1) No tournament UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (1) University of Santo Tomas
18 1955–56 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (10) No tournament Far Eastern University
19 1956–57 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (5) No tournament National University
20 1957–58 UE school colors University of the East (1) No tournament University of the Philippines
21 1958–59 UE school colors University of the East (2) No tournament University of the East
22 1959–60 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (11) No tournament University of Santo Tomas
23 1960–61 UE school colors University of the East (3) No tournament Manila Central University
24 1961–62 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (6) No tournament Far Eastern University
25 1962–63 UE school colors University of the East (4) No tournament National University
26 1963–64 UE school colors University of the East (5) No tournament NU school colors National University (1) University of the Philippines
27 1964–65 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (12) No tournament University of the East
28 1965–66 UE school colors University of the East (6) No tournament University of Santo Tomas
29 1966–67 UE school colors University of the East (7) No tournament Far Eastern University
30 1967–68 UE school colors University of the East (8)
UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (13)[a]
No tournament National University
31 1968–69 UE school colors University of the East (9) No tournament University of the Philippines
32 1969–70 UE school colors University of the East (10) No tournament University of the East
33 1970–71 UE school colors University of the East (11) No tournament UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (?) University of Santo Tomas
34 1971–72 UE school colors University of the East (12) No tournament NU school colors National University (2) Far Eastern University
35 1972–73 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (7) No tournament UE school colors University of the East (1) National University
36 1973–74 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (8) No tournament University of the Philippines
37 1974–75 UE school colors University of the East (13) No tournament NU school colors National University (3) Adamson University
38 1975–76 UE school colors University of the East (14) No tournament Adamson school colors Adamson University (1) University of the East
39 1976–77 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (9) UP school colors University of the Philippines Diliman (1) University of Santo Tomas
40 1977–78 Adamson school colors Adamson University (1) UP school colors University of the Philippines Diliman (2) Adamson school colors Adamson University (2) Far Eastern University

Second expansion[edit]

Ateneo was accepted as a member in 1978.

Season Year Men's Women's Boys' Host school
41 1978–79 UE school colors University of the East (15) UP school colors University of the Philippines Diliman (3) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (1) National University
42 1979–80 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (10) UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (1) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (2) University of the Philippines
43 1980–81 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (11) UP school colors University of the Philippines Diliman (4) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (3) Ateneo de Manila University
44 1981–82 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (12) UP school colors University of the Philippines Diliman (5) UE school colors University of the East (2)[b] Adamson University
45 1982–83 UE school colors University of the East (16) UP school colors University of the Philippines Diliman (6) UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (7)[c][d] University of the East
46 1983–84 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (13) UP school colors University of the Philippines Diliman (7) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (4) University of the Philippines
47 1984–85 UE school colors University of the East (17) UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (2) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (5) University of Santo Tomas
48 1985–86 UE school colors University of the East (18) UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (3) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (6) Far Eastern University

Third expansion[edit]

La Salle was accepted as a member in 1986.

Season Year Men's Women's Boys' Host school
49 1986–87 UP school colors University of the Philippines Diliman (2) Adamson school colors Adamson University (1) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (7) National University
50 1987–88 Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (1)[1] UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (4) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (6) Ateneo de Manila University
51 1988–89 Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (2)[2] UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (5) Adamson school colors Adamson University (3) De La Salle University
52 1989–90 La Salle school colors De La Salle University (1) UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (6) Adamson school colors Adamson University (4) Adamson University
53 1990–91 La Salle school colors De La Salle University (2) UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (7) Adamson school colors Adamson University (5) University of the East
54 1991–92 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (14)[e] FEU school colors Far Eastern University (5) Adamson school colors Adamson University (6) University of the Philippines
55 1992–93 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (15) UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (8) Adamson school colors Adamson University (7) University of Santo Tomas

Final Four era[edit]

Introduction of the Final Four format.

Season Year Men's Women's Boys' Host school
56 1993–94 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (14) Adamson school colors Adamson University (2) Adamson school colors Adamson University (8) Far Eastern University
57 1994–95 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (15) UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (9) UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (8) National University
58 1995–96 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (16) UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (10) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (8) Ateneo de Manila University
59 1996–97 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (17) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (6) UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (9) De La Salle University
60 1997–98 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (16) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (7) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (9) Adamson University
61 1998–99 La Salle school colors De La Salle University (3) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (8) UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (10) University of the East
62 1999–00 La Salle school colors De La Salle University (4) La Salle school colors De La Salle University (1) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (10) University of the Philippines
63 2000–01 La Salle school colors De La Salle University (5) La Salle school colors De La Salle University (2) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (11) University of Santo Tomas
64 2001–02 La Salle school colors De La Salle University (6) La Salle school colors De La Salle University (3) UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (11) Far Eastern University
65 2002–03 Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (3) La Salle school colors De La Salle University (4) UP school colors UP Integrated School (1) National University
66 2003–04 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (17) Adamson school colors Adamson University (3) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (12) Ateneo de Manila University
67 2004–05 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (18)[f] Adamson school colors Adamson University (4) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (13) De La Salle University
68 2005–06 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (19) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (1) La Salle school colors De La Salle Zobel (1) Adamson University
69 2006–07 UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (18) UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (11) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (14) University of the East
70 2007–08 La Salle school colors De La Salle University (7) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (2) La Salle school colors De La Salle Zobel (2) University of Santo Tomas
71 2008–09 Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (4) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (9) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (15) University of the Philippines
72 2009–10 Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (5) Adamson school colors Adamson University (5) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (16) Far Eastern University
73 2010–11 Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (6) Adamson school colors Adamson University (6) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (17) De La Salle University
74 2011–12 Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (7) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (10) NU school colors National University (4) Ateneo de Manila University
75 2012–13 Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (8) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (11) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (7) National University
76 2013–14 La Salle school colors De La Salle University (8) La Salle school colors De La Salle University (5) NU school colors National University (5) Adamson University
77 2014–15 NU school colors National University (2) NU school colors National University (1) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (18) University of the East
78 2015–16 FEU school colors Far Eastern University (20) NU school colors National University (2) NU school colors National University (6) University of the Philippines
79 2016–17 La Salle school colors De La Salle University (9) NU school colors National University (3) FEU school colors Far Eastern University (8)[g] University of Santo Tomas
80 2017–18 Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (9) NU school colors National University (4) Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (19) Far Eastern University
81 2018–19 Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (10) NU school colors National University (5) NU school colors National University (7) National University

Inclusivity era[edit]

In line with the association's commitment for inclusiveness, the tournament for girls' division was introduced.

Season Year Men's Women's Boys' Girls' Host school
82 2019–20 Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (11) NU school colors National University (6) NU school colors National University (8) Adamson school colors Adamson University (1)
UST school colors University of Santo Tomas (1) (D.S.)
[h]
Ateneo de Manila University
83 2020–21 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic De La Salle University
84 2021–22 UP school colors University of the Philippines Diliman (3) No tournament De La Salle University
85 2022–23 Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University (12) NU school colors National University (7) [to be determined] [to be determined] Adamson University
Notes
  1. ^ During the 1-game championship, the game was declared as a no contest prior to the third quarter as both coaches refused to issue to the officials their respective starting lineups for the third quarter. The UAAP Board later ruled the championship series as a tie and declared UE and UST as co-champions.
  2. ^ UE's juniors' division championship win was overturned after it was discovered that the team had over-aged players.
  3. ^ Prior to 1980, the UST "Nuggets" had 6 UAAP Juniors titles.
  4. ^ Top seeded teams Adamson and UE's wins were forfeited after it was discovered that the teams had over-aged players.
  5. ^ De La Salle, holding a twice-to-beat advantage in the finals, defeated FEU. DLSU had a player with 5 fouls within the game for a very brief period. The table officials had mistakenly allowed the player to stay in the court for less than 10 seconds. FEU protested the game within the prescribed period and a replay was ordered by the UAAP Board. FEU was given the title after De La Salle failed to appear on the replay date. The controversy was elevated to the FIBA and BAP which sided with La Salle[citation needed]. FEU needed to win one more game after this. However, the board's lack of organization decided to hand over the Tamaraws the controversial title.
  6. ^ De La Salle admitted to have unknowingly fielded two ineligible players for the previous 3 years, from 2003-2005. However, the admission was made months after learning about the ineligibility. The UAAP Board forfeited their 2004-05 championship title and had to return their trophy. As a result, FEU was awarded the men's basketball championship for the 2004-2005 season. De La Salle team standings from 2003-2005 were revoked and De La Salle was suspended in the 2006-07 season from all UAAP events.[3]
  7. ^ The UAAP Board decided to forfeit the 11 wins of association leading Adamson after it was discovered that they have fielded an ineligible player that season.[4]
  8. ^ The UAAP Board decided to declare both Adamson and UST as co-champions after they decided to cancel the rest of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]

Number of championships by school[edit]

Championships won when a tournament was a demonstration sport are not included.

University Boys' Women's Men's Total Last Men's
Championship
UST school colors University of Santo Tomas 11[a] 11 18 40 2006–07
FEU school colors Far Eastern University 8 11 20[b] 39 2015–16
Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University 19 2 12 33 2022–23
UE school colors University of the East 2 0 18 20 1985–86
NU school colors National University 8 7 2 17 2014–15
La Salle school colors De La Salle University 2 5 9 16 2016–17
Adamson school colors Adamson University 8 6 1 15 1977–78
UP school colors University of the Philippines Diliman 1 7 3 11 2021–22
USJ-R colors.svg University of Manila[c] 0 0 0 0 none
MCU colors.PNG Manila Central University[d] 0 0 0 0 none
Notes
  1. ^ Prior to 1980, the UST "Nuggets" had 6 UAAP Juniors titles.
  2. ^ FEU's totals includes disputed 1991 championship where De La Salle did not attend the replayed Game 1, and the disputed 2004 championship, where De La Salle forfeited the championship due to unknown fielding of ineligible players.
  3. ^ The team was not accepted as a regular member after its two-year probationary membership in the UAAP expired.
  4. ^ MCU pulled-out of the association in 1962.

Statistics[edit]

  • Longest finals appearances
Division Team Duration
from until
Girls'
Boys' Ateneo de Manila University Season 57 (1994) Season 67 (2004)
Women's University of Santo Tomas Season 39 (1976) Season 58 (1995)
Men's University of the East Season 20 (1957) Season 35 (1972)
  • Longest finals match-ups between two teams
Division Teams Duration
from until
Girls'
Boys' Ateneo de Manila University,
University of Santo Tomas
Season 57 (1994) Season 64 (2001)
Women's University of Santo Tomas,
University of the Philippines
Season 39 (1976) Season 48 (1985)
Men's University of the East,
University of Santo Tomas
Season 27 (1964) Season 34 (1971)
  • Longest championship streaks
Division Team Streak Duration
from until
Men's University of the East 7 Season 28 (1965) Season 34 (1971)
  • Longest unshared championship streaks
Division Team Streak Duration
from until
Girls'
Boys' Adamson University 6 Season 51 (1988) Season 56 (1993)
Women's National University 7 Season 77 (2014) Season 85 (2022)
Men's Ateneo de Manila University 5 Season 71 (2008) Season 75 (2012)
  • Longest championship droughts
Team Juniors' Women's Men's
Adamson University 30 years, since 1993 13 years, since 2010 46 years, since 1977
Ateneo de Manila University 5 years, since 2018 16 years, since 2007 1 years, since 2022
De La Salle University 16 years, since 2007 10 years, since 2013 7 years, since 2016
Far Eastern University 7 years, since 2016 11 years, since 2012 8 years, since 2015
National University 3 years, since 2020 9 years, since 2014 9 years, since 2014
University of the East 42 years, since 1981 71 years, since 1952 38 years, since 1985
University of the Philippines 21 years, since 2002 40 years, since 1983 2 years, since 2021
University of Santo Tomas 22 years, since 2001 17 years, since 2006 17 years, since 2006
  • Elimination sweeps
Division Team Season(s)
Girls'
Boys' Ateneo de Manila University Season 47 (1984),
Season 49 (1986),
Season 60 (1997),
Season 62 (1999),
Season 69 (2006),
Season 73 (2010),
Season 77 (2014),
Season 80 (2017)
National University Season 76 (2013),
Season 78 (2015)
Women's National University Season 77 (2014),
Season 78 (2015),
Season 79 (2016),
Season 80 (2017),
Season 81 (2018),
Season 82 (2019)
Far Eastern University Season 75 (2012)
De La Salle University Season 65 (2002),
Season 64 (2001)
Men's Ateneo de Manila University Season 82 (2019)
Far Eastern University Season 43 (1980)
University of the East Season 49 (1986),
Season 70 (2007)
University of Santo Tomas Season 56 (1993)

The first ever sweep in UAAP basketball history was recorded by the FEU Tamaraws in 1980. [1]

Championship streaks[edit]

* Ongoing streak.
No. Division School Seasons
Men's
7 Seniors UE colors.svg University of the Easta 1965–66 to 1971–72
5 Seniors Ateneo colors.svg Ateneo de Manila University 2008–09 to 2012–13
4 Seniors La Salle colors.svg De La Salle University 1998–99 to 2001–02
4 Seniors UST colors.svg University of Santo Tomas 1993–94 to 1996–97
4 Seniors UST colors.svg University of Santo Tomas 1946–47 to 1949–50
3 Seniors Ateneo colors.svg Ateneo de Manila University 2017–18 to 2019–20
3 Seniors FEU colors.svg Far Eastern Universityb 2003–04 to 2005–06
3 Seniors FEU colors.svg Far Eastern University 1979–80 to 1981–82
3 Seniors UST colors.svg University of Santo Tomas 1951–52 to 1953–54
2 Seniors FEU colors.svg Far Eastern Universityc 1991–92 to 1992–93
2 Seniors La Salle colors.svg De La Salle University 1989–90 to 1990–91
2 Seniors Ateneo colors.svg Ateneo de Manila University 1987–88 to 1988–89
2 Seniors UE colors.svg University of the East 1984–85 to 1985–86
2 Seniors UE colors.svg University of the East 1974–75 to 1975–76
2 Seniors FEU colors.svg Far Eastern University 1972–73 to 1973–74
2 Seniors UE colors.svg University of the East 1957–58 to 1958–59
2 Seniors UST colors.svg University of Santo Tomas 1939–40 to 1940–41
Juniors'
6 Juniors Adamson colors.svg Adamson University 1988–89 to 1993–94
6 Juniors FEU colors.svg Far Eastern University 1948–49 to 1953–54
4 Juniors Ateneo colors.svg Ateneo de Manila University 1983–84 to 1986–87
3 Juniors Ateneo colors.svg Ateneo de Manila University 2008–09 to 2010–11
3 Juniors Ateneo colors.svg Ateneo de Manila University 1978–79 to 1980–81
2 Juniors NU colors.svg National University 2018–19 to 2019–20
2 Juniors Ateneo colors.svg Ateneo de Manila University 2003–04 to 2004–05
2 Juniors Ateneo colors.svg Ateneo de Manila University 1999–00 to 2000–01
Women's
7 Women's NU colors.svg National University 2014–15 to 2022–23
4 Women's La Salle colors.svg De La Salle University 1999–00 to 2002–03
4 Women's UST colors.svg University of Santo Tomas 1987–88 to 1990–91
4 Women's UP colors.svg University of the Philippines 1980–81 to 1983–84
4 Women's FEU colors.svg Far Eastern University 1950–51 to 1953–54
3 Women's FEU colors.svg Far Eastern University 1996–97 to 1998–99
3 Women's UP colors.svg University of the Philippines 1976–77 to 1978–79
2 Women's FEU colors.svg Far Eastern University 2011–12 to 2012–13
2 Women's Adamson colors.svg Adamson University 2009–10 to 2010–11
2 Women's Adamson colors.svg Adamson University 2003–04 to 2004–05
2 Women's UST colors.svg University of Santo Tomas 1994–95 to 1995–96

Notes

a.^ UE Red Warriors own the longest championship run in Seniors Basketball, with seven straight championships (including a shared title), from 1965 to 1971.
b.^ Includes the 2004 championship, where De La Salle forfeited the championship due to the fielding of ineligible players.
c.^ Includes the disputed 1991 championship where De La Salle did not show-up in the replay of Game 1.

Final Four records[edit]

Women's basketball tournament
University Number of
appearances
Last
appearance
Finals
appearances
Highest
seed
Postseason
record (W-L)
Adamson 19 2013 12 1st 25-16 (58.1%)
Ateneo 6 2012 3 1st 12-5 (70.6%)
De La Salle 15 2013 6 1st 15-18 (45.5%)
FEU 15 2011 10 1st 31-27 (53.4%)
NU 1 2013 1 1st
UE
UP 13 2008 5 2nd 11-16 (40.7%)
UST 11 2013 2 1st 11-16 (40.7%)
Juniors' basketball tournament
University Number of
appearances
Last
appearance
Finals
appearances
Highest
seed
Postseason
record (W-L)
Adamson 13 2014 3 1st 7-17 (29.2%)
Ateneo 19* 2016 17 1st 48-21 (69.6%)
De La Salle Zobel 15 2016 4 1st 9-14 (39.1%)
FEU 15 2018 5 1st 9-11 (45.0%)
NU 6^ 2018 6 1st 10-8 (55.6%)
UE 1 2003 4th 0-1 (0.00%)
UPIS 6 2006 2 1st 6-8 (42.9%)
UST 13 2018 10 1st 22-25 (46.8%)

* Does not include 6 seasons (1997–98, 1999–2000, 2006–07, 2010–11, 2014–15 and 2017–18) where Ateneo swept the group stage and automatically advanced to the Finals.

^ Does not include 2 seasons (2013–14 and 2015–16) where NU swept the group stage and automatically advanced to the Finals.

Most Valuable Players[edit]

Season Men's Women's Boys' Girls'
1960 UE school colors Rhoel Nadurata Not awarded Girls' tournament was introduced in Season 82
1961 FEU school colors Joselino Roa
1963 UST school colors Valentino Rosabal
1966 UE school colors Robert Jaworski
1968 UP school colors Fort Acuña
1969 UST school colors Garry Artajos
1981 FEU school colors Anthony Williams
1982 UE school colors Allan Caidic
1983 FEU school colors Glenn Capacio
1984 UE school colors Allan Caidic
1985 Not awarded Ateneo school colors Jun Reyes
1986 UP school colors Eric Altamirano Not awarded
1987 Ateneo school colors Jun Reyes
1988 Not awarded Adamson school colors Rolly Peñaranda
1989 La Salle school colors Jun Limpot Adamson school colors Jun Longalong
1990 Adamson school colors Rodel Bumanlag
1991 FEU school colors Johnny Abarrientos
1992 La Salle school colors Jun Limpot Adamson school colors Anthony Abad
1993 UST school colors Dennis Espino Adamson school colors Adrodan Santos
1994 UST school colors Gerard Francisco
1995 UST school colors Chris Cantonjos Ateneo school colors Ryan Pamintuan
1996 La Salle school colors Mark Telan UST school colors Emerson Oreta
1997 Ateneo school colors Enrico Villanueva
1998 La Salle school colors Don Allado UST school colors Alwyn Espiritu
1999 UP school colors Che Lubiano Ateneo school colors Larry Fonacier
2000 Ateneo school colors Rich Alvarez Adamson school colors Minerva Narciza UST school colors June Cortez
2001 La Salle school colors Roussel Ocampo
2002 Ateneo school colors Enrico Villanueva Adamson school colors Minerva Narciza UE school colors Marcy Arellano
2003 UE school colors James Yap Adamson school colors Dorothy Torres Ateneo school colors Ken Barracoso
2004 FEU school colors Arwind Santos Adamson school colors Merenciana Arayi UE school colors Julius Porlaje
2005 La Salle school colors Kristine Prado UP school colors Francis Maniego
2006 Adamson school colors Ken Bono Ateneo school colors Cassandra Noel Tioseco Ateneo school colors Bacon Austria
2007 UST school colors Jervy Cruz UP school colors Samuel Marata
2008 Ateneo school colors Rabeh Al-Hussaini UST school colors Marichu Bacaro Adamson school colors Mark Juruena
2009 UST school colors Dylan Ababou Adamson school colors Analyn Almazan FEU school colors Terrence Romeo
2010 FEU school colors RR Garcia UST school colors Kevin Ferrer
2011 NU school colors Bobby Ray Parks Jr. FEU school colors Raiza Palmera FEU school colors Jerie Pingoy
2012 FEU school colors Allana May Lim
2013 FEU school colors Terrence Romeo FEU school colors Camille Sambile Ateneo school colors Thirdy Ravena
2014 Ateneo school colors Kiefer Ravena NU school colors Afril Bernardino Ateneo school colors Michael Joseph Nieto
2015 La Salle school colors Aljun Jay Melecio
2016 La Salle school colors Ben Mbala UP school colors Juan Gomez de Liaño
2017 NU school colors Jack Animam UST school colors Crispin John Cansino
2018 UP school colors Bright Akhuetie UST school colors Grace Irebu Ateneo school colors Kai Sotto
2019 UST school colors Soulémane Chabi Yo Adamson school colors Jake Figueroa Adamson school colors Crisnalyn Padilla
2020 No tournament
2021a Ateneo school colors Ange Kouame No tournament
2022 UP school colors Malick Diouf UST school colors Eka Soriano [to be determined] [to be determined]

Notes:

a.^ 2021-22 season was played in early 2022.

Finals MVP[edit]

Season Men's Women's Boys' Girls'
1983 FEU school colors Glenn Capacio Not awarded Girls' tournament was introduced in Season 82
1992 FEU school colors Nestor Echano
1999 La Salle school colors Don Allado
2001 La Salle school colors Ren-Ren Ritualo La Salle school colors Regina Velarde Not awarded
2002 Ateneo school colors Larry Fonacier
Ateneo school colors Wesley Gonzales
UP school colors Marvin Cruz
2003 FEU school colors Arwind Santos No information Ateneo school colors Mark Intal
2004 La Salle school colors Mark Cardona Ateneo school colors Jai Reyes
2005 FEU school colors Arwind Santos Ateneo school colors Cassandra Noel Tioseco La Salle school colors Simon Atkins
2006 UST school colors Jojo Duncil UST school colors Charmaine Canuel Ateneo school colors Mike Gamboa
2007 La Salle school colors JV Casio
La Salle school colors Pocholo Villanueva
Ateneo school colors Katrina Quimpo La Salle school colors Joshua Webb
2008 Ateneo school colors Nonoy Baclao FEU school colors Bernadette Mercado Ateneo school colors Jayvee Dumrique
2009 Ateneo school colors Rabeh Al-Hussaini Adamson school colors Amby Almazan Ateneo school colors Kiefer Ravena
2010 Ateneo school colors Ryan Buenafe
2011 Ateneo school colors Nico Salva FEU school colors Allana May Lim NU school colors Ralph Atangan
2012 FEU school colors Marilourd Borja FEU school colors Roger Domingo
2013 La Salle school colors Jeron Teng La Salle school colors Trisha Piatos NU school colors Hubert Cani
2014 NU school colors Alfred Aroga NU school colors Gemma Miranda Ateneo school colors Jose Lorenzo Mendoza
2015 FEU school colors Mac Belo NU school colors Afril Bernardino NU school colors Justine Baltazar
2016 La Salle school colors Jeron Teng NU school colors Gemma Miranda FEU school colors Louell Gonzales
2017 Ateneo school colors Thirdy Ravena NU school colors Trixie Antiquera Ateneo school colors Kai Sotto
2018 NU school colors Jack Animam NU school colors Carl Tamayo
2019 NU school colors Monique del Carmen Not awarded
2020 No tournament
2021a UP school colors Malick Diouf No tournament
2022 Ateneo school colors Ange Kouame NU school colors Kristine Cayabyab [to be determined] [to be determined]

Notes:

a.^ 2021-22 season was played in early 2022.

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Prior to 2005, all players playing in their first year (including transfers and those elevated from "team B") are eligible for the award. In 2005, the rule covering the seniors division was changed. Only fresh high school graduates are eligible.

Season Men's Women's Boys' Girls'
1961 UST school colors Valentino Rosabal Not awarded Girls' tournament was introduced in Season 82
1964 UE school colors Robert Jaworski
1983 UP school colors Eric Altamirano
1989 FEU school colors Johnny Abarrientos
1993 La Salle school colors Mark Telan
1994 UE school colors Bobby Diloy
1995 UST school colors Gerard Francisco
1996 FEU school colors Mark Victoria
1997 La Salle school colors Ren-Ren Ritualo
1998 Ateneo school colors Enrico Villanueva
1999 FEU school colors Leo Avenido UP school colors Camille Dowling Not awarded
2000 La Salle school colors Mike Cortez Ateneo school colors Erika Catlin Dy
2001 La Salle school colors Mark Cardona Ateneo school colors Kristine Chua UP school colors Christian Manlapaz
2002 FEU school colors Arwind Santos Ateneo school colors Carolyn Tan-Chi UST school colors Japs Cuan
2003 La Salle school colors JV Casio Ateneo school colors Cassandra Noel Tioseco Adamson school colors Leo Canuday
2004 UE school colors Marcy Arellano Ateneo school colors Angelica Barracoso La Salle school colors David Urra
2005 Ateneo school colors Jai Reyes UP school colors Sihaya Sadorra FEU school colors Raffy Mangahas
2006 UP school colors Woody Co Adamson school colors Katherine Sandel Adamson school colors Jeff Olalia
2007 FEU school colors JR Cawaling UE school colors Cindy Resultay UE school colors David Kurt de Guzman
2008 Ateneo school colors Ryan Buenafe Adamson school colors Angelica Ortega La Salle school colors Luis Alfonso dela Paz
2009 UST school colors Jeric Teng La Salle school colors Miller Joy Ong UST school colors Kevin Ferrer
2010 FEU school colors Terrence Romeo La Salle school colors Aracelie Abaca NU school colors Roque Estoce
2011 Ateneo school colors Kiefer Ravena NU school colors Gemma Miranda Ateneo school colors Tomas Ramos
2012 La Salle school colors Jeron Teng Adamson school colors Princess Cochico NU school colors Reggie Morido
2013 UP school colors Kyles Jefferson Lao UE school colors Love Joy Sto. Domingo UST school colors Aaron Reyes
2014 Ateneo school colors Arvin Tolentino NU school colors Ria Joy Nabalan Not awarded
2015 La Salle school colors Joshua Andrei Caracut NU school colors Jack Danielle Animam Adamson school colors Carl Tamayo
2016 La Salle school colors Aljun Jay Melecio Not awarded Ateneo school colors Kai Sotto
2017 UP school colors Juan Gómez de Liaño UP school colors Mariann Justine Domingo Not awarded
2018 Ateneo school colors Angelo Kouame UST school colors Reynalyn Ferrer
2019 UST school colors Mark Nonoy La Salle school colors Kent Pastrana UP school colors Jean Lorenz Canillas Not awarded
2020 No tournament
2021a UP school colors Carl Tamayo No tournament
2022 La Salle school colors Kevin Quiambao Ateneo school colors Kacey Dela Rosa [to be determined] [to be determined]

Notes:

a.^ 2021-22 season was played in early 2022.

Facts and trivia[edit]

  • Last championship
  • Last finals appearance:
  • Championship streaks:
    • The UE Red Warriors owns the longest championship run in UAAP seniors' basketball, with seven straight championships (including a shared title), from 1965 to 1971.
    • The University of Santo Tomas won the juniors', women's and men's championship in the 1994–95 season, the only instance where the three championships were won by a school in one school year.
    • De La Salle University won both the men's and women's basketball championships in the 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2013 seasons, making them the first school to win three consecutive double championships in the seniors' division tournament.
    • The Ateneo de Manila University won the juniors' and men's championships in 2008 and 2009, making them the first school to score a back-to-back double championships in men's and juniors divisions. The following year 2010, Ateneo won the titles in both divisions again, making them the first school to win a three-peat double championship.
    • The NU Lady Bulldogs owns the longest championship run in UAAP women's basketball, with seven straight championships from Seasons 77 to 85. They also hold the record for the longest winning streak by any team in any sport in the UAAP, at 108 games (6 consecutive 16-game season sweeps from Season 77 to Season 82 + no tournament in Seasons 83 and 84 + all first 12 games of the eliminations in UAAP Season 85), and the first team in the league's history to win at least 100 consecutive games.
    • The Ateneo de Manila University won the men's championships in seasons 80, 81 and 82, making them the first school in UAAP history to win a 3-peat championship multiple times in the Final Four era. They are also the first men's basketball team to win all of their games in one season in the Final Four era, and has the longest winning streak in UAAP men's basketball history, at 39 games (10 from 2nd round of the eliminations to Finals in Season 81 + 16 for the entire season in Season 82 + no tournament in Season 83 + 13 in all first 13 games of the eliminations in Season 84).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atencio, Peter (October 5, 1987). "UAAP title plateau for Ateneo; UST belles win". Manila Standard. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Angeles, Manny (October 8, 1988). "Ateneo keeps UAAP crown over La Salle". Manila Standard. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  3. ^ UAAP declares Tamaraws 2004 cage champions
  4. ^ Source: UAAP board forfeits Adamson Baby Falcons' 11 wins for fielding ineligible player
  5. ^ UAAP Season 82: Adamson, UST declared girls’ basketball co-champs

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