Freshman guard Steven Santa Ana set a career-high with 18 points as the Elon University men’s basketball team defeated Colonial Athletic Association opponent Drexel University 83-78 Saturday afternoon. “There are a lot of things to love about [Santa Ana],” said head coach Matt Matheny.
The Elon University menâs basketball team kept close to defending Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) champion Northeastern University, but lost the opening game of conference play 86-79 Thursday afternoon at Alumni Gym. âThis was a game very much like we expected against a very good Northeastern ...
DURHAM — At the first media timeout, the Elon University men’s basketball team was encouraged with their play, staying within a point of Duke University. “We started well, and it was a one-point game because we did some of the little things well,” said head coach Matt Matheny.
The Elon University men's basketball team continued its winning ways, extending its win streak to six in a 86-81 victory over the University of North Carolina at Asheville Monday. The Phoenix made six straight free throws in the final 15 seconds to ice the tightly-contested game over the Bulldogs, who also entered Monday with a five-game winning streak.
The Elon University men’s basketball team stormed out of the gates against Alabama State University Wednesday, scoring the first 14 points of the game en route to a 91-74 victory. The win is the fourth straight for Elon and fifth in the last six games, Senior guard Tanner Samson hit four straight 3-pointers to start the game, building the lead out to 12-0 in just 130 seconds. Junior guard Luke Eddy added a layup to make it 14-0 before the Hornets scored their first points of the game.
In the first game after finals, the Elon University men’s basketball team rolled to a 106-77 victory over Division III Wesley College Sunday, Dec. 13. The Phoenix scored 64 points in the second half, with the scoring for the afternoon contest being spread across 12 players. In total, 16 of the 17 players on Elon’s roster saw action Sunday.
The Elon University men’s basketball team rode the coattails of a 10-0 run by junior guard/forward Christian Hairston out of the final media timeout to defeat Florida International University 77-71 Friday night in Miami. Hairston made five layups in a two-minute, 23-second span to turn a six-point deficit into a four-point lead for Elon.
Elon University men’s basketball head coach Matt Matheny said he can’t wait to watch the film to figure out how his team surged to a 103-93 overtime victory over Kennesaw State University. “We’re thrilled to walk out after tonight with a victory,” Matheny said.
The Elon University men's basketball team fell to Syracuse University 66-55 in a Battle 4 Atlantis matchup at the Carrier Dome Saturday.
A second half offensive outburst propelled the Elon University men’s basketball team past Division II Belmont Abbey College 84-57 in nonconference play Nov. 18.
CHARLOTTE — After talking about ways that the Elon University men’s basketball team could improve after Friday night’s emphatic 85-74 victory over the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, head coach Matt Matheny couldn’t just say that his team would take the victory. “We’ll smile, we’ll smile,” he said. And smile they did, especially sophomore guard Dmitri Thompson, whose smile was so bright after his 21-point, eight-rebound performance, it could be seen from space. “We’ve been waiting for this moment for a longgggg, long time,” Thompson said.
“I love to go fast, so that’s what I’m gonna do when I’m out there.
Elon University had a number of issues on its men’s basketball team a year ago. Injuries, the transition to the Colonial Athletic Association and post play were among them. The first is uncontrollable, but the latter two shouldn’t be of concern as the Phoenix sets sail on a new year.
The Elon University men’s basketball team is in the middle of roster turnover, with five freshmen joining the already young roster. With so many new faces in, getting players to gel together was going to be quite the challenge for head coach Matt Matheny. But, according to Matheny, the study abroad trip they took to Europe in August has the chemistry better than every before. “I think it’s at an all-time high,” Matheny said.
The Elon University men's basketball team flashed its offensive prowess Thursday, shooting 58.8-percent in the first half in a victory over William Peace University. The Phoenix shot 58.8-percent from the field in the first half, with 20 baskets spread across 10 players in the half.
Cornelius Muller ’93 had never heard of Elon University before coming to North Carolina for college basketball.
It was Dec. 20 when Elon University men’s basketball sophomore guard Luke Eddy tumbled to the ground of the Greensboro Coliseum with a torn ACL in his right knee. Now, with the start of a new season just a month away, Eddy is finally getting ready to play again. “The rehab process was really long,” Eddy said.
For as long as he can remember, Luke Eddy has made countless layups over his basketball career. But on the night of December 20, 2014 against the UNCG Spartans, one layup changed his life forever. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m-MhOFW5tA&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] With about 13 minutes left in the first half, Eddy drove down the lane, hooked a shot that later fell in.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.etp/9358_IMG_3952o.jpg The Elon University men’s basketball team on Thursday officially announced the addition of five freshmen to this year’s team. Leading the way is Ardey Kell High School star Steven Santa Ana, who signed last fall.
Elon hasn't released its nonconference schedule yet. There are a few known dates, though. For the third time in four years, the Phoenix will host regional games in an exempt tournament.