Elon University Fans Gather to Watch the Phoenix Take on the Davidson Wildcats

By Megan Wanner

Senior Brett James goes up for a shot against Davidson defenders.

Elon senior Brett James goes up for a shot against Davidson defenders. Photo courtesy of Corey Groom.

Hundreds of Elon University, N.C. fans gathered Monday night to watch the Elon Men’s Basketball team take on the Davidson Wildcats at home in one of the biggest games in the Phoenix basketball season.

Student tickets to the game sold out immediately after becoming available and non-student tickets sold out almost as fast as fans got excited for the game.

My favorite part of the Davidson game would be just the fans yelling and making noise and chanting trying to get everyone more motivated to root for our basketball team,” sophomore fan Jordan McFarland said.

In addition to the game being one of the biggest on their schedule for the Elon Men’s Basketball team, it was also the last home game for seniors Monty Sanders, Brett James and Ola Atoyebi who were recognized during the pregame ceremony.

The fans were entertained with a close first half as the Phoenix trailed the Wildcats by no more than 10 points at any given time.

Momentum was pumping at the end of the first half with a score of Phoenix 33, Wildcats 35.

However, everyone was disappointed as the game came to a close, the Phoenix trailing 78-90 as the final buzzer sounded.

The Phoenix record is currently 10-19 overall, 7-13 conference.  The Wildcat record 25-6 overall, 18-2 conference.

The Elon Men’s Basketball team heads to Chattanooga, Tenn. this weekend for the Southern Conference Tournament taking on their first opponent, No. 4 seed Wofford on Friday at 7 p.m.

Hear what sophomore fan Jordan McFarland had to say about the game:

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