Chinese University Basketball Association

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Chinese University Basketball Association (CUBA, Chinese: 中国大学生篮球联赛) is a college basketball competition in China. It was founded in 1996[1] and launched in 1998. This event is held annually and divided into the preliminary stage and the final stage, in which the national championship team is decided through a bracket style elimination event.[citation needed]

Between 2004 and 2015, there was a competing competition known as Chinese University Basketball Super League (CUBS).[1] CUBS allowed professional athletes to participate; restrictions were introduced in 2013.[1] The two competitions merged for the 2015–16 season.[2] As of 2015, CUBA was an amateur-based competition.[1] The competition strived to emulate the NCAA in the United States.[1]

Unlike other Chinese athletic organizations, CUBA is a privately funded organization with no affiliation with the Chinese government. However they do fall under standard FIBA regulations and rules.[citation needed]


The league is divided into four divisions, mostly based on the geographical location of the teams. The top two teams in each division qualify for the CUBA Big Eight (quarter-finals).[citation needed]

As of 2015, CUBA's four divisions had a total of 64 men's teams and 46 women's teams.[1]

Division Team Division Team Division Team Division Team
Southeast Division
Shanghai Southwest Division Hubei Northwest Division Shanxi (Taiyuan) Northeast Division Beijing
Jiangsu Hunan Shaanxi (Xi'an) Tianjing
Zhejiang Guangxi Gansu Liaoning
Anhui Guizhou Xinjiang Jilin
Jiangxi Yunnan Qinghai Heilongjiang
Fujian Sichuan Ningxia Hebei
Guangdong Chongqing Inner Mongolia Shandong
Hainan Tibet Henan Hong Kong

National champions[edit]


Source: [3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f 卞珂 (2016-11-21). "纯粹与热爱:从大超联赛到CUBA,中国大学体育的春天还远吗?" (in Simplified Chinese). 體育產業生態圈. Archived from the original on 2020-11-04. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  2. ^ Liu Xinliang 刘欣亮 (2015-09-14). "CUBS与CUBA正式合并". Jin Wan Bao. Archived from the original on 2019-12-09. Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  3. ^ "中国大学生篮球联赛(CUBA)历届冠亚军". CUBA. 2013-11-14.[dead link]

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