Men's Basketball


SPORTS 12/4/18 11:00pm

Phoenix falls to No. 25 Furman

Elon University men’s basketball trails the Paladins of Furman University 39-29 at halftime. Elon found a rhythm in the middle of the of the half to get back in the game, but fell silent down the stretch, scoring just two points in the final nearly six minutes.   


SPORTS 12/2/18 12:52pm

Men's basketball falls to Boston University

Despite a hard-fought battle, Elon University men’s basketball (3-5) fell to Boston University 65-58 at Schar Center. Elon and the Terriers went back and forth trading the lead in the second half, but in the end, mental mistakes proved costly, and Elon fell short of a big win for its Saturday matinee.


SPORTS 11/9/18 10:15pm

UNC basketball dominates in Elon Schar Center opener

Schar Center hosted its first men’s basketball game Friday night. Serenaded by hoop-hungry fans, Elon University men’s basketball team got their spotlight matching up with the the No. 8 team in the country: the Tar Heels of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels humbled the Phoenix 116-67, dropping the Phoenix to 1-1 on the season.


SPORTS 11/9/18 8:24pm

Halftime update: Elon vs. UNC

Elon University's men's basketball team is officially settled into their new space. The Phoenix finds itself down 63-45 at the break. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate-year guard Cameron Johnson leads all scorers with 16 in the half. Senior guard Sheldon Eberhardt leads the Phoenix with 11 points.  


SPORTS 11/9/18 8:00am

PREVIEW: Elon vs. UNC

Elon University men’s basketball kicks off their inaugural season in Schar Center this year. To ring in the special occasion Elon brought in the No. 8 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Tar Heels to break in Schar Center. No matter how uneven the game may seem on paper, they play every game for a reason. 


SPORTS 6/22/18 4:21pm

Men's basketball team announces 2018-2019 recruits

Men’s basketball head coach Matt Matheny has officially announced three freshmen that will fly with the Phoenix in the upcoming inaugural season at the Schar Center. Chuck Hannah, Andy Pack and Kris Wooten will all be playing under Matt Matheny, looking to add a fresh spark to the Elon program.


SPORTS 4/24/18 8:32pm

Schar Center inches closer to completion

Just down North Williamson Avenue, a shiny new building awaits the day when it can open its doors and greet the community. The Schar Center, named after the family who donated the majority of money to build it, is the 5,100-seat arena that will be the new home of the Elon University women’s volleyball team and men’s and women’s basketball teams. The arena will replace the current, 1,600-seat Alumni Gym, which the teams and coaching staffs of those three Phoenix squads currently call home.


SPORTS 4/16/18 7:19pm

Elon to open Schar Center against UNC

Elon University has announced that the Phoenix will be hosting the preseason national No. 9 team in the country, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels to ring in the opening of the Schar Center on Friday, Nov. 9, according to an email sent across the university.


SPORTS 3/7/18 4:30pm

It's time to right the ship that is Elon men's basketball

After losing the final seven games of the season and bowing out of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament in 40 minutes, the Elon University men’s basketball team is left wondering what happened.  Picked to finish third in the league and having all starters return from last year, it seemed impossible for the Phoenix to finish at the bottom of the league. But after a seven-point loss to the University of Delaware March 3, that’s exactly what happened.


SPORTS 3/7/18 2:45pm

Men's basketball falls short of expectations this season

Elon University men’s basketball had an up and – mostly – down year. After being picked to finish third in the Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA), the team went out in quiet fashion, losing in the first round of the CAA tournament in North Charleston, South Carolina. 


SPORTS 3/3/18 10:42pm

Elon men bow out in first round of CAA Tournament

The Elon University men’s basketball team’s season concluded Saturday night, March 3, when the Phoenix fell to the University of Delaware 86-79 in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament.  Elon was unable to stop a hot-handed Blue Hen team who finished the game shooting just over 57 percent from the field. Sophomore guard Ryan Daly and junior forward Eric Carter finished with 23 and 20 points, respectively.