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.
Elon University sophomore point guard Luke Eddy didn’t know he was going to be starting until just after warm-ups in Elon’s opening-night victory against Florida Atlantic University Nov.
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.
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.
For Elon University men’s basketball head coach Matt Matheny, there’s a great deal of change going into the 2014-2015 season. “We’ve got a brand new team,” he said.
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.
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.
Elon University alumnus and former men’s basketball standout Sebastian Koch was selected in the NBA D-League Draft Saturday.