FEU won their first men’s and women’s UAAP basketball championships in 1938-39 and 1950–1951, respectively. The Tamaraws have the most number of championships in the men’s basketball division, having won 19 titles. FEU ranks second in total number of combined championships won in the juniors, women’s, and men’s basketball divisions.
In season 71, the Tamaraws finished the elimination round with 10 wins and 4 losses. They lost game one of the semifinals to the De La Salle Green Archers on September 11, 2008, then bowed out of contention three days later after losing game 2.
On October 15, 2014, the FEU Tamaraws would proceed to lose against National University (NU) in their 3rd game of UAAP Season 77.
On Season 77, the Tamaraws claimed their 20th consecutive title in the men’s basketball tournament. FEU won against UST in three games on the finals series ended on December 2, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena