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The Elon Phoenix men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, United States. The school completed an 11-season tenure in the Southern Conference in 2013–14; it moved to the Colonial Athletic Association on July 1, 2014.

Elon Phoenix
2018–19 Elon Phoenix men's basketball team
Elon Phoenix wordmark.svg
UniversityElon University
Head coachMike Schrage
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
LocationElon, North Carolina
ArenaSchar Center
(Capacity: 5,100)
NicknamePhoenix
ColorsMaroon and Gold[1]
         
Conference Tournament Champions
SAC: 1997
Conference Regular Season Champions
2006, 2013

HistoryEdit

Conference affiliationsEdit

  • North State Conference
  • Carolinas Conference
  • South Atlantic Conference
  • Big South Conference
  • Southern Conference
  • Colonial Athletic Association

School recordsEdit

SeasonEdit

  • Most victories
25 (1951-52, 1952-53, 1955-56)
  • Longest winning streak
14 (1939-1940)
  • Highest scoring average
84.3 (1955-56)
  • Field-goal percentage
50.0 (1968-69, 1977-78)
  • Rebounds
1,528 (1955-56)
  • Rebounding average
47.8 (1955-56)

GameEdit

  • Points allowed
4 vs. Atlantic Christian (1925)
  • Field-goals made
44 vs. Guilford (1956) and vs. DuPont (1957)
  • Field-goals attempted
85 vs. Guilford (1949)
  • Field-goals percentage
68.9 vs. Guilford (1961)
  • Free throws
52 vs. North Carolina A&T (1969)
  • Free throws attempted
55 vs. North Carolina A&T (1969)

ChampionshipsEdit

  • Conference
1932, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1941, 1952, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 2006 (North)
  • Conference tournament
1947, 1956, 1965, 1971, 1972, 1997
  • State
1914, 1915, 1921
  • District
1956, 1957

On February 9, 2009, Elon retired its first basketball jerseys, honoring All-Americans Jesse Branson ('65) and Tommy Cole ('72).

Head coachesEdit

Coach Tenure
Robert "Bob" Doak 1911–1915
C. C. "Jack" Johnson 1915–1920
Frank B. Corboy 1920–1926
William M. Jay 1926–1927
D. C. "Peahead" Walker 1927–1937
Horace "Horse" Hendrickson 1937–1942
Lacy B. Adcox 1944–1946
L. J. "Hap" Perry 1946–1947
Garland Causey 1947–1948
Harold Pope 1948–1949
Graham "Doc" Mathis 1949–1959
William "Bill" Miller 1959–1979
William "Bill" Morningstar 1979–1986
Robert "Bob" Burton 1986–1993
Mark Simmons 1993–2003
Ernie Nestor 2003–2009
Matt Matheny 2009–2019
Mike Schrage 2019-Present

PostseasonEdit

NCAA Division II tournament resultsEdit

The Phoenix have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1997 Regional Quarterfinals Elizabeth City State L 70–77

CIT resultsEdit

The Phoenix have appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2013 First Round Canisius L 53–69

NAIA tournament resultsEdit

The Phoenix have appeared in the NAIA Tournament three times. Their combined record is 0–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1952 First Round Millikin L 69–101
1956 First Round Pittsburg State L 55–77
1957 First Round Pacific Lutheran L 61–76

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elon University Phoenix - Elon Athletics Identity Standards". February 23, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2016.

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