Men's Basketball


SPORTS 10/19/15 9:53am

Luke Eddy looks to overcome injury for 2015-2016 season comeback

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.


SPORTS 8/28/15 11:28am

Elon officially announces 2015 men's basketball signees

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.


OPINIONS 7/31/15 5:08pm

Column: Examining the academic side of Elijah Bryant's transfer

When word got out that rising sophomore Elijah Bryant planned to leave Elon University, many speculated as to the reason the reigning Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year chose to leave. Earlier this week, Bryant committed to Brigham Young University over Butler University, University of Miami and University of Dayton, all of which offered him. Questions still remained, as Bryant did not respond to requests from The Pendulum and other media outlets that covering Elon.


SPORTS 7/28/15 11:21pm

Elon guard Elijah Bryant transfers to BYU

Elijah Bryant, a starting guard for the Elon University men's basketball team, announced Tuesday on his Instagram account that he has transferred to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The reigning Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year, who was granted his release from Elon earlier this month, also visited Butler University and the University of Miami before visiting BYU over the past weekend.


NEWS 3/7/15 4:07pm

Tribe's 3s, defense enough to eliminate Elon

BALTIMORE — Marcus Thornton dribbled the ball about 30 feet from the basket on the right side as the clock waned down. At the other end of the court, his coach, Tony Shaver, yelled, “Marcus!” Thornton replied with, “Oh no!” And so Thornton calmly stepped up, drilled a 3-pointer over Elon University’s Austin Hamilton to give the College of William & Mary a 10-point halftime lead. That moment — Elon coach Matt Matheny called it a “dagger shot” — encapsulated so much of the Tribe’s 72-59 conquering of the Phoenix.


NEWS 3/7/15 4:05pm

Final loss representative of Elon's fighting attitude

BALTIMORE — Getting off the mat and fighting until the very end. It’s been the common theme all season for the Elon University men’s basketball team. In its quarterfinal against the College of William & Mary on Saturday, the Phoenix was ousted from the CAA Tournament after being down by as much as 18 points early in the second half. Elon played the No.


NEWS 3/7/15 9:38am

Phoenix hopes for old vibes against No. 1 William & Mary

BALTIMORE — Seemingly a century but less than two months, actually — the amount of time the Elon University men’s basketball team has to look back to channel the game plan it needs for Saturday. The Phoenix will face top-seeded College of William & Mary at noon Saturday at Royal Farms Arena in a Colonial Athletic Association Tournament quarterfinal.


NEWS 3/6/15 10:51pm

Elon wins overtime thriller against Towson in first round of CAA Tournament

BALTIMORE — The Elon University men’s basketball team got off to a fast start in its inaugural tournament game in the CAA. But it came down to what it did in the end. After hitting a surge of 3-pointers throughout the game, the Phoenix held on to oust the Towson University Tigers, a team the Phoenix hadn’t beaten in two prior tries this season, 74-69 in overtime of a Colonial Athletic Association Tournament opening round game on Friday, March 6 at Royal Farms Arena. “Towson is tough and they fought us until the end,” Elon head coach Matt Matheny said.


NEWS 3/4/15 10:57pm

CAA Men's Basketball Tournament Preview

The regular season has come to a close for teams in the Colonial Athletic Association. As teams prepare for the conference tournament, their focus lies with the potential of earning an NCAA Tournament bid. The CAA Tournament, held in Baltimore, will feature four teams with identical conference records at the top   — University of North Carolina at Wilmington, College of William & Mary, James Madison University and Northeastern University.


NEWS 3/4/15 10:48pm

Elon seniors go out on high note

The seniors on Elon University men’s basketball team had to say goodbye this past Saturday. One of the most successful senior classes in the school’s Division I tenure played their last game at home to a packed Alumni Gym  Saturday, Feb.


NEWS 3/4/15 10:45pm

Samson takes single-season record from old teammate

Only one season after his graduation from Elon University, former single-season 3-point field goal record holder Jack Isenbarger was outdone by former teammate, junior guard Tanner Samson. Samson has trumped the previous record, 82 three-point field goals made, making 98 of his own this season.


NEWS 2/26/15 11:41pm

Phoenix down Northeastern, earn first back-to-back conference wins

The Elon University men’s basketball team defeated Northeastern University on Thursday, 72-65. The win marks the Phoenix’s second consecutive victory and its first back-to-back wins in conference play. Elon and Northeastern traded the lead throughout the first half, with the Phoenix leading by as many as 11 point with 7:59 to play.


NEWS 2/21/15 5:42pm

Blake scores 18 as Elon ends losing skid

The Elon University men’s basketball team ended its seven-game losing streak on Saturday, Feb. 21 against the University of Delaware Blue Hens 83-75 in an overtime victory. Senior guard Kevin Blake led the Phoenix in scoring with 18 points, including a career-high five three-pointers — all coming in the second half.