Men's Basketball

Samson takes single-season record from old teammate

3/4/15 10:45pm

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.

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

2/26/15 11:41pm

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.

Blake scores 18 as Elon ends losing skid

2/21/15 5:42pm

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.

Column: Matheny peers into crystal ball

2/19/15 12:58pm

As the losses pile up, Elon University    men’s basketball coach Matt Matheny decided to look to the future. Last Saturday, the Phoenix lost for the 10th time in its last 11 games, an 86-75 shortcoming to hot-shooting James Madison University.

Samson breaks 3-point record as Elon falls to College of Charleston

2/19/15 11:45am

The Elon University men’s basketball team has dropped its seventh straight following a 77-63 loss to the College of Charleston. Junior guard Tanner Samson broke Elon’s single season three-pointer record with his six three’s, but it was not enough to top the College of Charleston. Having tied Jack Isenbarger’s record going to the matchup at the TD Arena, the Littleton, Colorado native hit his 83rd three of the season with 10:39 remaining in the first half to cut Elon’s deficit to just two at 16-14. Samson kept the Phoenix in the game early scoring 17 of his 22 points coming in the first half.

Men's basketball overpowered by hot-shooting James Madison

2/14/15 11:31pm

The Elon University men’s basketball team lost to James Madison on Saturday, 86-75. Despite a strong offensive showing by Elon, the Dukes overpowered the Phoenix on the other end of the floor. Freshman guard Elijah Bryant scored 18 points, while senior guard Austin Hamilton had 16.

Losing streak bearing burden on Elon men's basketball

2/11/15 5:04pm

It has been a long season for the Elon University men’s basketball team. After 25 games, the Phoenix has a record of 11-14 and currently sits in the middle of a four-game losing streak. In its first full season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, Elon has had its fair share of ups and downs. Early on, unfamiliar competition loomed, earning the Phoenix a projected last-place finish in preseason conference standings.

Column: Hamilton's experience shines for Elon

1/25/15 2:25pm

As Christian Hairston rattled off a touching sentiment, Austin Hamilton was to his left with a smirk on his face. “That was cute,” said Hamilton, the center of attention after his career-high 31 points lifted the Elon University men’s basketball team over the University of Delaware 94-82. It was a different aura for the senior guard who’s been saddled with injuries and hidden in the shadow of last year’s senior class that’s widely considered one of the best in Elon history. So, like he said, he would have to lie to say he wasn’t basking in the moment. “It absolutely felt good,” Hamilton said.