HARRISONBURG, Va. â Even the one play where James Madison University didnât play zone defense, the Elon University menâs basketball team still couldnât execute. Down 10 with less than five minutes to go and seemingly crumpled up in the zone, Elon scratched its way through for a chance to tie ...
From the opening tip, the Elon University men's basketball team seemed to lack the intensity and energy they typically exert every night.
Matt Matheny had to backtrack for a moment when talking about his team’s perimeter defense. “We didn’t do a good job on the ball to begin with,” the Elon University men’s basketball coach said.
Three times during Thursday night’s men’s basketball game, Elon University freshman guard Elijah Bryant took the ball up the floor, and without looking to pass, stepped up and took a 3-pointer. And all three times, he made the shot. Elon coach Matt Matheny gave his offense some more freedom as the Phoenix topped the College of William & Mary 85-79.
Freshman guard Elijah Bryant entered in to Thursday’s match up against the William and Mary University Tribe having been named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week for the fourth time. He played huge dividends for the Phoenix as it took home its first home CAA victory in a win over the Tribe by a final score of 85-79. The freshman led the team in scoring with 25 total points, 19 of which came in the second half alone.
The Elon University men’s basketball squad traveled to Towson University on Monday, Jan. 5 in pursuit of a fourth consecutive victory.
The Phoenix kept their win streak going with its fourth straight victory on Saturday, Jan. 3, against Drexel University.
The Elon men’s basketball team will be feeling good going into the New Year as the Phoenix close out 2014 on a three-game winning streak following a 69-64 win over Marist College on Sunday, Dec.
Freshman guard Elijah Bryant scored six of the Phoenix’s final eight points as the Elon men’s basketball team edged Kennesaw State University 67-65 on Wednesday, Dec.
The Elon University men’s basketball team won its 11th straight matchup against the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Saturday, Dec.
From the crossroads of Columbia, Mo., to the treacherous grounds of Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, I’d say the Elon University men’s basketball team passed its tests. While there aren’t any victories from it, there’s tangible evidence of growth as the end result. Elon trailed by 19 in the second half against the University of Missouri but put together a comeback that brought the Phoenix within one during the final minute before falling 78-73.
DURHAM — The task of guarding Jahlil Okafor prompted a long, drawn-out series of thoughts for Elon University men’s basketball coach Matt Matheny. And the answer was still up in the air after the game ended. All 6 feet, 11 inches and 270 pounds of Okafor patrolled the post and had his way with the Phoenix on Monday, Dec.
On Thursday, Dec. 11, the Elon men’s basketball team traveled to Columbia, Missouri to tip-off against the University of Missouri Tigers.
The distraction of final exams whisked into the past, the Elon University men’s basketball team should have a clear set of eyes heading into Thursday’s game at the University of Missouri. But the two-game mini-homestand against two United States Collegiate Athletic Association opponents might have fogged up the Phoenix a bit as it prepares to face not only Missouri but second-ranked Duke University on Monday, Dec.
The Elon University men’s basketball team struggled early on against the Central Pennsylvania College Knights. Things picked up in the second half though, with the Phoenix cruising its way to a 117-73 blowout win. Although the game could have been considered as an exhibition matchup, junior guard Tanner Samson was confident in his team’s ability to show up and play with intensity with a looming four-game road stretch ahead. “It’s a great test for us as a team,” Samson said.
On the surface, the loss of four 1,000-point scorers would seem to provide the 2014-2015 edition of the Elon University men’s basketball team with a steep learning curve. But the players on the court aren’t the only difference for the Phoenix this season.
The Elon University men’s basketball team cruised to a 111-55 victory over Virginia University of Lynchburg on Tuesday, Nov.
Kevin Blake tapped in a Luke Eddy miss with 0.7 seconds on the clock to give the Elon University men's basketball team a 70-68 victory over the Miami University RedHawks on Sunday, Nov.
The Elon University men's basketball team split its two games in Cancun, Mexico as part of the Cancun Challenge.
Many walk-on athletes, who are on the roster but do not receive athletic scholarships, say they find their motivation by simply loving the game. "I get a high sense of fulfillment from playing," said Sam Hershberger, a junior on the men's basketball team. Hershberger was in contact with Elon coaches before enrolling in the university, but he said they were upfront in explaining he would be a walk-on athlete.