Elon men’s and women’s basketball teams release 2021-22 schedules

The Elon Phoenix men's and women's basketball teams look forward to the upcoming season with big time matchups against the likes of the North Carolina Tar Heels for the men, and the NC State Wolfpack for the women.

Looking ahead to tipping off a new season of college basketball in November, with the Elon Phoenix men’s and women’s teams now releasing the schedules for their respective campaigns.

Season tickets for both the men’s and women’s schedule are available for purchase. More information on ticket sales can be found on the Elon Athletics website or by calling 336-278-6750.

2021-22 Men’s basketball schedule

During a unique season that saw the cancellation of a handful of games due to COVID-19, the Elon men’s basketball team finished the regular season with a four-game winning streak and its first CAA Championship game appearance, which ended in a tough loss to Drexel University.

The Elon Men’s basketball team looks to build upon the success of last season as Coach Mike Schrage enters his third season in charge of the program.

The biggest matchup of the season will be a trip to Chapel Hill to face preseason ranked No. 13 North Carolina on Dec. 11. The Phoenix will also compete in the Charleston Classic, an opportunity to gauge themselves against top-25 programs early in the season.

“We will never shy away from playing high majors – they are the kind of games our guys want and deserve to play in and our staff always wants to be a part. Our schedule also includes some of the best mid-major programs in our area and in the Southeast,” Schrage said. “We are excited for the challenging schedule we have and understand the preparation it will take to be ready and be competitive. We can’t wait to have our students and fans back in Schar (Center) this season as well.”

Elon Men’s basketball team practicing.

The full schedule for the Men’s Phoenix basketball for the 2021-22 season is as follows:

  • Nov. 6 @ Florida
  • Nov. 12 vs. Randolph College
  • Nov. 14 vs. Bluefield University
  • Nov. 18 vs. West Virginia (Charleston Classic)
  • Nov. 19 vs. Marquette or Ole Miss (Charleston Classic)
  • Nov. 21 vs. TBA (Charleston Classic)
  • Nov. 27 vs. Jacksonville State
  • Nov. 30 @ UNC Greensboro
  • Dec. 4 vs. High Point
  • Dec. 11 @ North Carolina
  • Dec. 15 vs. Winthrop
  • Dec. 18 vs. Shaw University
  • Dec. 21 @ Arkansas
  • Dec. 29 vs. Northeastern
  • Dec. 31 vs. Hofstra
  • Jan. 5 vs William & Mary
  • Jan. 9 @ Charleston
  • Jan. 11 @ UNC Wilmington
  • Jan. 15 vs. Towson
  • Jan. 17 vs. James Madison
  • Jan. 20 @ Drexel
  • Jan. 22 @ Delaware
  • Jan. 29 @ William & Mary
  • Feb. 3 vs. UNC Wilmington
  • Feb. 5 vs. Charleston
  • Feb. 10 @ James Madison
  • Feb. 12 @ Towson
  • Feb. 17 vs. Delaware
  • Feb. 19 vs. Drexel
  • Feb. 24 @ Hofstra
  • Feb. 26 @ Northeastern
  • March 5-8: CAA Tournament

2021-22 Women’s basketball schedule

Entering her 11th season as head coach of the women’s basketball team, Charlotte Smith looks to get the Phoenix on the right track after a 7-8 season and first-round exit in the CAA Tournament in 2020-21.

The Phoenix start their journey against Big South champions High Point on Nov. 9. With a team of mostly upperclassmen, the Phoenix women should have the experience needed to succeed this season.

“We are excited about our non-conference schedule and are preparing for the challenge ahead,” Smith said. “We have teams on the schedule that will definitely be in the top-25 in the nation in NC State and South Carolina. We have a good mix of in-state rivals that we will host that include N.C. A&T, NC Central, Davidson and Gardner-Webb. We are looking forward to the start of what will be a great season.”

Conference play will begin on Jan. 2 when Elon hosts William & Mary and the 29-game season concludes with a trip to William & Mary on March 5.

Elon’s women’s basketball team prepares for a game inside Schar Center.

The full schedule for the women’s basketball team is as follows:

  • Nov. 9 @ High Point
  • Nov. 15 vs. Howard
  • Nov. 18 @ Richmond
  • Nov. 22 vs. North Carolina A&T
  • Nov. 26 @ University of South Carolina
  • Nov. 29 vs. NC Central
  • Dec. 5 @ NC State
  • Dec. 12 vs. Davidson
  • Dec. 15 @ UNC Greensboro
  • Dec. 20 vs. Gardner-Webb
  • Dec. 30 vs. Francis Marion
  • Jan. 2 vs. William & Mary
  • Jan. 7 @ Towson
  • Jan. 9 @ James Madison
  • Jan. 15 vs. College of Charleston
  • Jan. 16 vs. UNC Wilmington
  • Jan. 21 @ Northeastern
  • Jan. 23 @ Hofstra
  • Jan. 28 vs. Drexel
  • Jan. 30 vs. Delaware
  • Feb. 4 vs. James Madison
  • Feb. 6 vs. Towson
  • Feb. 11 @ UNC Wilmington
  • Feb. 13 @ College of Charleston
  • Feb. 18 vs. Hofstra
  • Feb. 20 vs. Northeastern
  • Feb. 25 @ Delaware
  • Feb. 27 @ Drexel
  • March 5 @ William & Mary
  • March 9-12: CAA Championship, presented by Primis