NCAA Season 78

NCAA Season 78 is the 2002–2003 season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines), which was hosted by San Beda College, The season opened on June 29, 2002, at the Araneta Coliseum.

NCAA Season 78
Host schoolSan Beda school colors San Beda College
Tagline"Pursuing the Culture of Peace through Sports"
General
SeniorsLetran school colors Letran Knights
JuniorsLetran school colors Letran Squires
Seniors' champions
Sport
Men
Women
Basketball SSC-R school colors San Sebastian N/A
Juniors' champions
Sport
Boys
Girls
Basketball San Beda school colors San Beda N/A
(NT) = No tournament; (DS) = Demonstration Sport;
(Ex) = Exhibition;

This was the first season of Studio 23's coverage (later ABS-CBN Sports+Action) has been produced by ABS-CBN Sports which the NCAA games every Wednesday and Friday afternoon at 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The commentators were Bill Velasco, Sev Sarmenta and Bob Novales were presenters and alongside Butch Maniego, Allan Gregorio and others.

BasketballEdit

Elimination roundEdit

Pos Team W L PCT GB Qualification
1   San Sebastian Stags 11 3 .786 Twice-to-beat in the semifinals
2   Benilde Blazers 10 4 .714 1
3   PCU Dolphins 9 5 .643[a] 2 Twice-to-win in the semifinals
4   JRU Heavy Bombers 9 5 .643[a] 2
5   Mapúa Cardinals 7 7 .500[b] 4
6   Letran Knights 7 7 .500[b] 4
7   San Beda Red Lions (H) 2 12 .143 9
8   Perpetual Altas 1 13 .071 10
Source: ABS-CBN Sports
Rules for classification: 1) winning percentage; 2) if tied for #2 and #4, one-game playoff; 3) head-to-head record; 4) head-to-head point differential; 5) overall point differential
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: PCU 1-1 JRU; PCU +5
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Mapúa 1-1 Letran; Mapúa +6

Men's playoffsEdit

  Semifinals
(Nos. 1 & 2 have twice-to-beat advantage)
Finals
(Best-of-three series)
                       
1   San Sebastian 102*  
4   JRU 96    
Number of asterisks (*) denotes the number of overtime periods.   1   San Sebastian 79 86
  2   Benilde 78 69
2   Benilde 93 106
3   PCU 95* 87  

See alsoEdit