Men's Basketball

Elon loses back-to-back games for the first time this season

1/21/18 12:00am

Elon (12-9, 4-4) tried to get back on track after a devastating loss on the road to James Madison University Thursday, Jan. 18, hosting the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) leading Tribe of William and Mary (13-6, 6-2). The Phoenix were unable to get back to the winning way, falling 80-73 at home. ...

Elon gets decisive win over CAA rival Charleston

1/13/18 10:33pm

The Elon University men’s basketball team (12-7, 4-2) beat league-favorite College of Charleston (12-6, 3-3) in Alumni Gym 63-58 Saturday night as they continued Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) action. The Phoenix came into the contest having won just one of their last eight matchups against the ...

Elon men drop OT thriller to UNCW

1/11/18 10:41pm

“A stinging loss.” That is how Elon University men’s basketball head coach Matt Matheny described Thursday’s game as his team fell on their home hardwood for the first time this season, dropping an OT thriller to the defending conference champion University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 80-78.  

Elon narrowly edges visiting Towson Tigers

1/2/18 10:32pm

After Towson University senior guard Brian Starr missed a game-tying three pointer as the clock expired, the Elon University men’s basketball team escaped with a narrow win to start the 2018 calendar year. Trailing for most of the game, the Phoenix offense didn’t come alive until the second half, where it was able to secure the 75-72 victory. 

Swoope's scorching start

12/7/17 12:09pm

He doesn’t have to be tall to make a big impact. In fact, he’s the shortest starter on the Elon University men’s basketball team, but when Dainan Swoope steps onto the court, he makes his presence known.  The 6-foot, 185-pound junior guard has had a stellar start to the 2017-2018 season. Through the first nine games of the season, Swoope is averaging 17.1 points per game, which is ninth in the Colonial Athletic Association. The next closest Phoenix is redshirt senior forward Brian Dawkins, who averages 13.4 points per game and is 18th on the list.

Phoenix outlasts Peacocks in double overtime

12/2/17 10:41pm

The Elon University mens basketball team outlasted the Peacocks of Saint Peter’s University in double overtime on Saturday night in Alumni Gym. Despite the Phoenix's offense being held stagnant at multiple points during the game, Elon was able to secure the 71-65 victory.

Men’s basketball edges South Florida in overtime thriller

11/30/17 11:05pm

The Elon University men’s basketball team secured its third home victory of the season on Thursday night, defeating the University of South Florida in overtime thriller, 79-78. In a string of fate, this marks the third consecutive year in which the Phoenix has played (and won) a home overtime game on November 30th.

Elon crushed by No. 1 Duke

11/10/17 10:28pm

The No. 1 Duke University Blue Devils stomped the Elon University men’s basketball team 97-68 in front of a dense crowd in Cameron Indoor Arena Friday night. 

Men's basketball's bitter end doesn't dim hope for future

3/7/17 8:00pm

The pain was palpable after the Elon University men’s basketball team’s trip to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament ended after a single game. The Phoenix fell apart down the stretch, watching the College of William & Mary turn a six-point deficit with five minutes left into a 71-66 win Saturday afternoon in North Charleston.

Pre-CAA Tournament Q&A with Matt Matheny

3/3/17 12:07pm

As the Elon University men's basketball team finished preparing for the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament Wednesday, head coach Matt Matheny sat down with the Elon News Network for a quick Q&A before heading to North Charleston.

Swoope's late-game heroics could lead Elon men's basketball to Big Dance

3/1/17 9:00am

It’s been less than two years since sophomore guard Dainan Swoope got a scholarship offer from the Elon University men’s basketball team. Since then, he’s gone from not even knowing what Elon was to becoming one of the Phoenix’s most dependable players and big shot-makers, a quick rise that even surprises him.

Men's basketball reflects on strong regular season

2/28/17 2:45pm

Even though the Elon University men’s basketball team is looking ahead and preparing for the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament, head coach Matt Matheny took some time after Saturday’s 81-59 win over the University of Delaware to think big-picture. In its third season in the CAA, the Phoenix finished the regular season 18-13 overall and 10-8 in conference play, good for a tie for fourth place in one of the best mid-major conferences in the country.