Men's Basketball

SPORTS 3/2/16 1:00pm

Men’s basketball improves as CAA Tournament starts

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.

SPORTS 2/27/16 11:30pm

Men's basketball ends regular season with win at Delaware

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.

SPORTS 2/26/16 11:54am

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

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.

SPORTS 2/24/16 1:00pm

Senior ends men’s basketball career with a smile

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.

SPORTS 2/19/16 9:24am

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

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.

SPORTS 2/17/16 10:00am

Freshman men's basketball forward finds balance in his game

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].”

SPORTS 2/12/16 12:34pm

Men's basketball keeps close but falls at UNCW

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.

SPORTS 2/5/16 12:12pm

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

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.

SPORTS 1/30/16 9:57pm

Phoenix earns comeback victory at Northeastern

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.

SPORTS 1/30/16 9:26am

Men's basketball edged by Hofstra, 66-64

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.

NEWS 1/23/16 11:23pm

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

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.

SPORTS 1/23/16 9:00pm

Men's basketball can't keep up first half pace in loss to JMU

The Elon University men’s basketball team couldn’t continue the offensive assault it had in the first half, scoring just 21 points as the Phoenix fell to James Madison University 82-64 Saturday night in a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) contest. Elon held a 43-42 lead at halftime but scored 12 points in the first 16:24 of the second half, shooting 8-32 from the field and an abysmal 4-13 from the line.

SPORTS 1/21/16 10:31pm

William & Mary buries men's basketball, 89-67

The Elon University men's basketball team travelled to Williamsburg, Virginia, where they fell to the College of William & Mary, 89-67 Thursday night in a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) game. Tribe sophomore guard Connor Burchfield eviscerated Elon, going for 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting on 6-of-7 from long range. Freshman forward Tyler Seibring meanwhile led the way for Elon with 18 points, four rebounds, three assists on 5-of-5 from deep. Junior guard Luke Eddy added 13 points, while freshman guard Dainin Swoope contribute 12 on 3-of-12 shooting from the field.

SPORTS 1/20/16 12:00pm

With stout preparation, freshman sees success

Elon University men’s basketball coach Matt Matheny finished his interviews after the team’s Jan. 9 loss to Hofstra University just more than 20 minutes after the game ended. Matheny walked out of the interview room and was greeted by one of his team managers catching shots and passing to an Elon player, still wearing his game shorts and undershirt.

SPORTS 1/16/16 10:04pm

Late 3-pointer elevates men's basketball over College of Charleston

Freshman forward Tyler Seibring finished his career night with an offensive rebound and an assist, finding freshman guard Dainan Swoope for a 3-pointer to lift the Elon University men’s basketball team over Colonial Athletic Association rival College of Charleston 65-64 Saturday afternoon. Swoope’s basket from behind-the-arc with 20 seconds left meant Elon needed one final stop, which it got thanks to sophomore guard Dmitri Thompson’s efforts on the defensive end.