UAAP Season 71 Basketball Tournaments
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".
|Qualified for semifinals with twice to beat advantage|
|Qualified for semifinals|
Famous quotes containing the words basketball and/or season:
“Perhaps basketball and poetry have just a few things in common, but the most important is the possibility of transcendence. The opposite is labor. In writing, every writer knows when he or she is laboring to achieve an effect. You want to get from here to there, but find yourself willing it, forcing it. The equivalent in basketball is aiming your shot, a kind of strained and usually ineffective purposefulness. What you want is to be in some kind of flow, each next moment a discovery.”
—Stephen Dunn (b. 1939)
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