Men's Basketball


SPORTS 2/8/18 10:33pm

Elon falls to Hofstra in low-scoring performance

The Elon University men's basketball team entered tonight's game in fourth place in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) standings at 6-6, just one game behind 7-5 Hofstra. But the Phoenix couldn't get things moving offensively, falling to the Pride 48-67 in Alumni Gym. After scoring the first field goal 24 seconds into the game, Elon was held scoreless for the first four and a half minutes of the game. Senior guard Dmitri Thompson ended the drought when he buried a three. He had the first five points for the Phoenix. 


SPORTS 2/6/18 5:29pm

Saturday's basketball game postponed due to possible mumps outbreak at JMU

The Elon University men's basketball game against James Madison University Saturday, Feb. 10 has been postponed. JMU announced they would not be competing this week after members of the team could have been exposed to a possible mumps outbreak on campus.  In a press release on Tuesday, Feb. 6, the athletics department said the postponement was to prevent "potential exposure to opposing players."


SPORTS 2/3/18 11:53pm

Elon uses hot start to cruise past Delaware

In the past, the Elon University men’s basketball team has had no trouble containing the University of Delaware.  Tonight’s contest was no different. The Phoenix handled the visiting Blue Hens 89-76 to extend their all-time record to 7-1 against the University of Delaware.


SPORTS 1/21/18 12:00am

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

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.


SPORTS 1/13/18 10:33pm

Elon gets decisive win over CAA rival Charleston

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 Cougars.


SPORTS 1/11/18 10:41pm

Elon men drop OT thriller to UNCW

“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.  


SPORTS 1/2/18 10:32pm

Elon narrowly edges visiting Towson Tigers

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. 


SPORTS 12/7/17 12:09pm

Swoope's scorching start

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.


SPORTS 12/2/17 10:41pm

Phoenix outlasts Peacocks in double overtime

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.


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.