Men's Basketball


SPORTS 11/30/17 11:05pm

Men’s basketball edges South Florida in overtime thriller

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.


SPORTS 11/10/17 10:28pm

Elon crushed by No. 1 Duke

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. 


SPORTS 3/7/17 8:00pm

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

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.


SPORTS 3/3/17 12:07pm

Pre-CAA Tournament Q&A with Matt Matheny

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.


SPORTS 2/28/17 2:45pm

Men's basketball reflects on strong regular season

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.


SPORTS 2/23/17 11:54pm

Men's basketball drops 2OT thriller to Northeastern 105-104

In the wildest game of the Elon University men’s basketball season, sophomore forward Tyler Seibring’s jumper at the buzzer couldn’t fall a second time, as the Phoenix lost to Northeastern University 105-104 in double overtime Thursday night. With 2.2 seconds left, Seibring — who sent the game to overtime by making a similar shot on a similar play — caught sophomore guard Dainan Swoope’s inbound pass, pump-faked, and bumped into senior guard/forward Jimmy Marshall, but missed the shot, leaving Elon listening for a whistle that never came. “It was similar,” said Elon head coach Matt Matheny.


SPORTS 2/16/17 10:53pm

Men's basketball drubbed at Towson 85-56

TOWSON, Md. — In a big Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) matchup, the Elon University men’s basketball team couldn’t stop Towson University junior guard Mike Morsell and fell to the Tigers 85-66 Thursday night. Morsell scored 32 points on the night, including 21 in the second half, to lead Towson to its 10th win in its last 11 games, a stark contrast from when the Phoenix beat the Tigers Jan.


SPORTS 2/15/17 1:30pm

Elon's Dawkins stepping up on Saturdays

With a few minutes to wind down and finally control his heart beat, Elon University head men’s basketball coach Matt Matheny couldn’t stop his quick laugh when recalling the final play of the Phoenix’s game Saturday night. Elon up by one, four seconds left, and the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) leaders University of North Carolina at Wilmington got the ball to Preseason CAA Player of the Year redshirt senior guard Chris Flemmings on the right wing. And, off of a defensive switch, who did Elon have on the explosive 6-foot-5, 185-pound NBA prospect?


SPORTS 2/11/17 11:49pm

Elon clamps down in end to pull off upset of UNCW

On the final play, with the Elon University men’s basketball team leading the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) leader University of North Carolina at Wilmington by one with 4.3 seconds left, Elon redshirt junior forward Brian Dawkins switched off a screen to guard Preseason CAA Player of the Year redshirt senior guard Chris Flemmings. But as Flemmings drove, Dawkins stayed with him, and junior guard Dmitri Thompson poked the ball loose of Flemmings to bleed the clock out and secure Elon’s 77-76 win Saturday afternoon in Alumni Gym. “You know what’s cool about it is you trust your players,” said head coach Matt Matheny.


SPORTS 2/2/17 10:56pm

Swoope's late 3 gives Elon 5th-straight win

With a wide-open look a result lightning-quick press break just a few seconds after James Madison University had tied the game, sophomore guard Dainan Swoope buried a 3-pointer that clinched the Elon University men’s basketball team fifth-straight win, a 67-61 defeat over the Dukes Thursday night in Alumni Gym. After James Madison hit two free throws to tie the game at 59 with 2:08 left, Swoope drilled the 3-pointer seven seconds later, the exclamation point to his team-high 17 points on the night, including 14 in the second half.