Men's Basketball

Men's basketball ready for experience to shine through

11/8/16 4:00pm

As the Elon University men’s basketball team gears up for another season, head coach Matt Matheny hasn’t been shy to hide his delight in his team’s work since last year’s disappointing finish. “We have talked a lot to our players about how proud we are of how they worked in the offseason,” ...

Men's basketball thrashes Randolph in lone exhibition game

11/2/16 1:10am

The Elon University mens basketball team had its first outing of the fall on Tuesday night, trouncing Division III Randolph College 88-43 in an exhibition match in Alumni Gym. The Phoenix shone on both ends of the floor, dominating possession in a game that saw them shoot 53% from the field and 33% ...

Questions linger after men's basketball season crashes to ending

3/8/16 12:00pm

BALTIMORE — One point in the final five minutes, 51 seconds. Despite the terrible first half and the wild comeback to take the lead, the Elon University men’s basketball team scored just one point in the last 5:51 against Drexel University, losing 57-56 in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament Friday night. “[There were] so many plays that, if they would have gone a different way, we’d come out victorious,” said head coach Matt Matheny. “But we came up short.”

Men’s basketball improves as CAA Tournament starts

3/2/16 1:00pm

After Feb. 25’s home loss to the College of William & Mary, a close game that left the Elon University men’s basketball team believing they could have won, head coach Matt Matheny shook his head in disbelief. It was the sixth Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) home game that Elon had lost despite leading at some point in the second half.

Men's basketball ends regular season with win at Delaware

2/27/16 11:30pm

With its Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament seeding already decided, the Elon University men’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a 77-59 win at the University of Delaware Saturday. Elon led for all but two minutes and ten seconds of the game, cruising to its fifth conference road victory over the last-place Blue Hens.

Men's basketball's scoreless run to end game costly in Senior Night loss

2/26/16 11:54am

Elon University men’s basketball’s senior night ended like a handful of other home games as the Phoenix let a lead slip away late as the College of William & Mary took home the 75-65 victory in. Junior guard Luke Eddy and junior guard Tanner Samson were left nearly speechless trying to explain how Eon failed to score in the last 4:13. “I’m not really sure to be honest, I don’t have an answer,” Eddy said, who hit a three to give Elon a 65-64 lead before going scoreless the rest of the way.

Senior ends men’s basketball career with a smile

2/24/16 1:00pm

The Elon University men’s basketball team concludes its home schedule Thursday night, and the Senior Night festivities bring out the emotions from head coach Matt Matheny. “It comes so fast — you can see it in the face of our players when they realize that this is it,” Matheny said.

Men's basketball uses hot second half to win at Drexel

2/19/16 9:24am

A hot-shooting second half led the Elon University men’s basketball team to an 81-76 victory over Drexel University Thursday night in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play. The Phoenix shot 75 percent in the second half, finishing 18-of-24 from the field and 6-of-8 from behind the arc.

Freshman men's basketball forward finds balance in his game

2/17/16 10:00am

Head coach Matt Matheny said Tyler Seibring is a changed man. The freshman forward has been a staple for the Elon University men’s basketball team, starting in all 27 games thanks to some necessary bulking in the off-season. “What he’s done since he set foot on campus in June is remarkable,” Matheny said. “The way he transformed his body to get ready for a grueling first year [of college].”

Men's basketball cannot finish comeback, loses third straight close game

2/14/16 11:30am

The Elon University men’s basketball team continued an undesirable trend Saturday night, losing by four points in a close Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) game — this time, 66-62 to the College of Charleston. “We’ve had so many close games,” Matheny said, with the tone of his voice emphasizing his frustration.

Men's basketball keeps close but falls at UNCW

2/12/16 12:34pm

The Elon University men’s basketball team stayed within five points of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in the final seven minutes of the game, but could not take the lead, dropping 86-82 Thursday night in Colonial Athletic Association action. The Phoenix cut the deficit to one at four different moments in the second half and led for a grand total of 15 seconds in the game. The Seahawks were able to keep Elon away, answering nearly every Elon basket with a basket on the other end to extend their win streak to a school-record 10 straight victories. “We’re a better team now than when we got [to Trask Coliseum],” said head coach Matt Matheny, who turned 46 Thursday.

Men's basketball stomps on winless Blue Hens, 83-56

2/5/16 12:12pm

The Elon University men’s basketball team did what it should do, beating the winless-in-conference University of Delaware 83-56 Thursday night in Colonial Athletic Association play. The Blue Hens (5-17 overall, 0-11 CAA) struggled mightily in the first half, scoring just 11 points on 5-23 shooting.

Phoenix earns comeback victory at Northeastern

1/30/16 9:57pm

Sophomore guard Dmitri Thompson had 19 points and freshman forward Tyler Seibring hit a go-ahead jumper in the lane with a little more than a minute left as the Elon University men's basketball team edged Northeastern University 71-67 on Saturday, Jan.

Men's basketball edged by Hofstra, 66-64

1/30/16 9:26am

The Elon University men's basketball continued its Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) conference skid, falling to Hofstra University 66-64 Thursday evening. The loss was Elon's third straight and fifth in six contests, as the Phoenix tumbles down the standings to eighth place, touting a 3-6 record in conference play thus far.

Veering off path, Elon assesses offense after loss to James Madison

1/23/16 11:23pm

Holding his head in his hands, rubbing his eyes at times, sophomore guard Dmitri Thompson seemed at a loss for words as he tried to describe Saturday night’s 82-64 loss to James Madison University in Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball. There was the blooming first half where the Elon University men’s basketball team shot 60.7 percent from the field and 69.2 percent from 3-point range. But there also was the 25 percent clip — and the dim 6.3 percent (1 of 16) performance from long distance — in the second half.