The Elon University men's basketball team extended its winning streak to six in a 86-81 victory over the University of North Carolina at Asheville Monday.

The Phoenix made six straight free throws in the final 15 seconds to ice the tightly-contested game over the Bulldogs, who also entered Monday with a five-game winning streak.

Seven different players scored double-digit points for Elon, led by the 14 points from both senior guard Tanner Samson and junior guard Luke Eddy. Freshman guard Dainan Swoope and junior guard/forward Christian Hairston contributed 13 points, with Hairston adding 11 rebounds for a double-double.

Sophomore guard Dmitri Thompson and freshman forward Tyler Seibring each scored 10 points, rounding out the starting five's double-digit scoring night. Freshman guard Steven Santa Ana also added 12 points off the bench.

The victory moves Elon to 9-3 on the season, its best start in 25 years since the 1990-1991 team started the season 14-2. The Bulldogs fall to 7-5 on the year.

The Phoenix takes a week off before heading to Durham at 8 p.m. Dec. 28 to take on Duke University. The game will be broadcasted on ESPNU nationally.


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