Men's Basketball

Flaws exposed in Elon offense during loss to Charlotte

11/16/14 9:32pm

Tentative, stagnant and slow are all accurate words to describe the Elon University men’s basketball team’s offense. There wasn’t any sense of connectivity, as the Phoenix couldn’t muster to deal with the length of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in a 73-60 loss on Sunday, Nov. ...

Eddy, Sabato star as Elon clips Florida Atlantic

11/15/14 12:09am

The Elon University Phoenix men’s basketball team opened up regular season play on Friday night by defeating the Florida Atlantic University Owls 64-58 at Alumni Gym. The Phoenix trailed the Owls for a majority of the game up until midway through the second half when sophomore guard Luke Eddy drained a 3-pointer to put Elon up 52-49. Eddy was a bright spot for the Phoenix, making his first career start in place of injured senior guard Austin Hamilton, by being one of Elon’s leading scorers with 13 total points. “I thought [Eddy] was very aggressive offensively,” Elon head coach Matt Matheny said.

Elon to rely on strong guard rotation

11/11/14 11:32pm

Despite the overarching theme of what the team has lost around Elon University men’s basketball , there’s a wealth of productive guard play returning in the 2014-2015 season. Three guards who started at least 10 games a year ago and two freshmen who could be looked to for big roles will join an Elon team that lost four 1,000-point scorers to graduation. Three-point specialist junior Tanner Samson leads the pack after averaging 9.4 points per game.

Elon shakes off rust in exhibition victory over Emory & Henry

11/7/14 10:48pm

It was an up and down game for the Elon University men’s basketball team on Friday night, Nov. 7 when it squared off for an exhibition matchup against the Emory & Henry College Wasps. In its first live-action game since a Southern Conference Tournament loss to Western Carolina University this past March, the Phoenix started out slow but managed to pull away in the second half, beating the Wasps 90-50 at Alumni Gym. Elon head coach Matt Matheny was optimistic about his team’s performance but recognized the youth and diversity of the roster. “This is brand new team,” he said.

Road games fill Elon men's hoops nonconference schedule

9/26/14 2:04am

The Elon University men's basketball team better pack its bags — and not just because of the travel that comes with joining the Colonial Athletic Association. The Phoenix will play just four home nonconference games during the 2014/2015 season, with two of them coming during the opening weekend of the season.

Elon men's basketball announces staff promotions, new hire

9/4/14 11:33am

In light of former associate head coach Tim Sweeney leaving last month, Elon University men's basketball coach has promoted some assistants and hired a new director of basketball operations. Assistants Jack Wooten and Monty Sanders were promoted to top assistant positions, and Chris Long, formerly the director of basketball operations, was promoted to an assistant coach.

CAA releases 2014/2015 men's basketball schedule

8/28/14 1:25pm

The slate is set for Elon University's inaugural men's basketball campaign in the Colonial Athletic Association. The CAA released its 2014/2015 conference schedule on Thursday, the first season for Elon in the league.

Elon's season ends sooner than expected

3/12/14 11:12am

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — In a season with many high hopes, it was a sudden, disappointing end for the Elon University men’s basketball team. Predicted as Southern Conference champions in the preseason, Elon’s season ended far short of that.

Dagger to the dream: Elon falls in SoCon Quarterfinal

3/8/14 6:27pm

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — In his final game wearing an Elon University uniform, it was only fitting that Jack Isenbarger ended up taking the final shot. But unlike other thrilling finishes over his illustrious four year career, this shot didn’t fall.

Davidson proving to be SoCon favorite

3/6/14 11:02pm

With tune-ups against Division II schools, brutal nonconference slates and crosstown rivalries now on the back burner, Southern Conference teams now move their focus to one common goal: earning an NCAA Tournament bid. One of 68 slots on the bracket will be filled March 10 when the SoCon Tournament culminates in Asheville.

Elon men's hoops becoming hot ticket on campus

3/4/14 11:54pm

Somewhere on Elon University’s campus lies a cape, two lawn chairs and some basketballs. It sounds like something you’d picture in a toddler’s play room, but those objects took on a new meaning March 1. With the Elon men’s basketball team playing host to perennial power Davidson College at 7 p.m.

Troutman, Koch named to All-SoCon team

3/4/14 1:57pm

Elon University senior forward Lucas Troutman and senior guard Sebastian Koch each garnered All-Southern Conference honors for their play this past season. Troutman, who averages 16.1 points per game, was named to the All-SoCon Team selected by the coaches and First Team All-SoCon by the media.

Senior night woes: Davidson routs Elon

3/1/14 11:24pm

With the nostalgic senior night vibes in the air, the anticipated finale for the four Elon University men’s basketball seniors in Alumni Gym was rather anticlimactic. Facing top dog Davidson College in a rematch of the overtime thriller Jan.