Men's Basketball

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 ...

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.

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

1/23/16 9:00pm

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.

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

1/21/16 10:31pm

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.

With stout preparation, freshman sees success

1/20/16 12:00pm

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.

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

1/16/16 10:04pm

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.

Men's basketball falls late to Hofstra 80-76

1/10/16 1:00pm

When freshman guard Steven Santa Ana’s corner three rimmed out with 30 seconds left in regulation, the air got sucked out of Alumni Gym, as well as the Elon University men’s basketball team’s chance of victory over Hofstra University. The Pride hit its free throws at the other end to close out an 80-76 victory at Elon in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play.

Men's basketball pulls off road upset at JMU 79-73

1/8/16 11:19am

Freshman guard Steven Santa Ana set a career-high in scoring for the second consecutive game, dropping 19 points as the Elon University men’s basketball team defeated host James Madison University 79-73 Thursday night. In the first Colonial Athletic Association road game for the Phoenix, Santa Ana also grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds, recording his first double-double. Elon (11-5 overall, 2-1 CAA), picked to finish last in the CAA before the season, trailed for less than 10 minutes of game time and never trailed in the second half against the Dukes, who were picked second preseason. A 9-0 run in a 2:05 stretch early in the second half built the lead for Elon to 14 points, which was the highest lead of the night for either team. When James Madison (11-5, 1-2) cut the lead to six points, the Dukes started fouling Elon, challenging the Phoenix to make free throws.