2016-17 Acadia Men's Basketball News

  • Basketball announces commitment of N.B. native Speedy
    April 25, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and Acadia men’s basketball head coach Kevin Duffie announced today the commitment of Fredericton, N.B. native Brett Speedy, who will join the Axemen squad this coming fall.
  • Tigers comeback from near elimination with 78-75 win
    March 04, 2017
    (HALIFAX, N.S.) - The Dalhousie Tigers and the Acadia Axemen faced off in the second of two men's semi-final matchups in the Subway AUS Basketball Championships Saturday evening at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S.
  • Axemen top Sea-Hawks 73-65 to advance to AUS semifinals ACADIA 73
    March 03, 2017
    (HALIFAX, N.S.) – The Acadia Axemen and the Memorial Sea-Hawks opened up the men's portion of the Subway AUS Basketball Championships Friday evening at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S., facing off in the first of two men's semi-final matchups.
  • Quarterfinal match-up, 3rd meeting against MUN in a week
    March 02, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - By Frank De Palma - For the third time in less than a week, the Acadia Axemen will take on the Memorial Sea-Hawks in AUS men's basketball, but this time the stakes are a little higher.
  • AUS Men's Basketball Awards and All-Stars Announced
    March 02, 2017
    (HALIFAX, N.S.) - Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2016-17 AUS men's basketball all-stars and major award winners as selected by the conference's eight head coaches following regular season play. Two Axemen were named to the AUS All-Star teams. Forward Erik Nissen and guard Ben Miller were named to the second team All-Star squad.
  • Axemen & Sea-Hawks matched up in Quarterfinals
    February 26, 2017
    The 2017 Subway AUS Men’s Basketball Championship will be hosted by the AUS conference office at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S., March 3-5, 2017. Acadia will take on Memorial at 6:30 pm in quarterfinal play at the Scotiabank Centre - Halifax.
  • Axemen split weekend against Memorial with 84-74 loss in game two
    February 25, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – A close game between Memorial and the Axemen opened up at the six-minute mark of the third quarter when the Sea-Hawks recorded a 14-2 run to take a commanding 57-45 lead and eventual 84-74 win in the second of a two game weekend match up.
  • Axemen move up in AUS standings with win over MUN
    February 24, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Axemen basketball team picked up an important 4-point win in the standings, handing the visiting Memorial Sea-Hawks a 97-82 loss.
  • Miller drains three for the win over X
    February 17, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Shooting 41.9% from downtown gave Acadia the edge they needed to clinch an 88-82 win over StFX in a four-point game.
  • Buzzer-beater hands Axemen 93-90 loss to SMU
    February 12, 2017
    (Halifax, N.S.)—The Saint Mary’s Huskies fifth-year guard Marquis Clayton (Halifax, N.S.) hit a game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer Saturday night, topping the Acadia Axemen 93-90 in AUS men’s basketball action from the Homburg Centre.
  • DeAdder's life-long passion
    February 09, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - By Frank De Palma - A lifelong interest in sports and statistics has added up to a passion for Nick DeAdder, performance analyst for the Acadia men's basketball team. DeAdder, who was born in Bridgewater, recalls developing an interest in both during his childhood years in Bridgewater.
  • Axemen sweep two game weekend vs CBU
    February 04, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - It was a successful weekend for the Basketball Axemen, who swept a two-game weekend match up against visiting Cape Breton, with a game two 114-99 win over the Capers.
  • Axemen stay in playoff hunt with 101-88 win over Capers
    February 03, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - The Axemen moved one step closer to securing a playoff spot with a 101-88 win over the eighth-place Capers Friday night.
  • Panthers falter in 84-68 loss to Acadia
    January 28, 2017
    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The path to the postseason just got a whole lot harder for UPEI. In an important game worth four points in the standings, the seventh-place Panthers fell to the sixth-place Acadia Axemen 84-68 Friday night.
  • Axemen split weekend with loss to UNB
    January 28, 2017
    (FREDERICTON, NB) No Javon Masters, no problem. Five players scored in double figures as the UNB Varsity Reds rallied to beat the Acadia Axemen 84-74 on Saturday night.
  • U Sports No. 9 Tigers hand Axemen 101-84 loss
    January 20, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Thursday night’s game against the Dalhousie Tigers marked the Axemen’s third loss against the Tigers this season. Third place and U Sports No. 9 ranked Dalhousie dominated the game and handed the Axemen a 101-84 loss.
  • Axemen back on track with 90-82 win over Huskies
    January 14, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – A break-out game by rookie Trevon Grant (Nassau, Bahamas) helped the Acadia Axemen snap a two-game losing streak with a 90-82 win over the visiting Saint Mary’s Huskies.
  • In Pursuit of Excellence - Nick De Palma
    January 11, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. by John DeCoste '77 - The basketball Axemen have a lot of potential offensive weapons at their disposal, but one of the most consistent, particularly over the past calendar year, has been shooting guard Nick DePalma.
  • Axemen force game into OT but fall short vs Tigers
    January 11, 2017
    (Halifax, N.S.) – The Dalhousie Tigers (7-2) and Acadia Axemen (4-5) needed overtime to decide a winner on Tuesday night at the Dalplex, in a contest that saw eight different players score in double figures.
  • Simmonds and Arseneault era hit the home stretch
    January 06, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. By Frank De Palman - They both arrived in Wolfville in September 2012 ready to start academics and basketball at the next level. Now, as they enter their final semester at Acadia, fifth-year seniors Kyle Arseneault of Fredericton and Dartmouth's A.J. Simmonds share some bittersweet feelings as they march to the end of their last season as Axemen.
  • X-Men earn come-from-behind victory over Axemen
    January 06, 2017
    ANTIGONISH, N.S. - On the strength of a 10-0 run to finish the game, the StFX X-Men (5-3) earned an 86-80 victory over the visiting Acadia Axemen (4-4) Friday night in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) basketball action at the Oland Centre.
  • Axemen's streak ends at four with loss to Tigers
    November 24, 2016
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Riding on a four game winning streak, the Axemen basketball team was unable to extend the streak to five as they fell short in a 75-71 loss to the defending AUS champion Dalhousie Tigers.
  • Axemen catapult into first place with 89-88 win
    November 19, 2016
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Acadia Axemen extended their winning streak to four with an 89-88 edging of the UNB Varsity Reds. The win, worth four points in the AUS standings since both teams will only meet twice this season, catapulted the Axemen into first place in the AUS standings.
  • Axemen extend winning streak to three with win vs UPEI
    November 18, 2016
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - The Acadia Axemen seem to have hit their stride this season. Coming off a successful weekend in Cape Breton, where they won both of two games against the Cape Breton Capers, the Axemen continued with another win Friday night against the UPEI Panthers.
  • Axemen sweep Capers in Sydney
    November 17, 2016
    SYDNEY, N.S. - The Axemen grabbed their first wins of the regular season in two games in Sydney against the host Cape Breton Capers.
  • Axemen fall short in capturing CBU Fall Classic in Sydney
    October 22, 2016
    SYDNEY, N.S. - The StFX X-Men basketball team captured top honours at the CBU Invitational pre-season tournament in Sydney with a 73-66 over the rival Acadia Axemen Saturday night.
  • Axemen fall short in salvaging a win at the Aberdeen
    October 02, 2016
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - It was another close game for the Acadia Axemen in their final of three games at the Stu Aberdeen Challenge this time against the Laval Rouge et Or.
  • Bercy's heroics push X-Men past Acadia
    October 01, 2016
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Kevin Bercy's last second heroics helped the visiting StFX X-Men scrape past the Stu Aberdeen Challenge host Acadia Axemen with a 92-90 win.
  • Ravens use bench to drop Laval in opening game
    October 01, 2016
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - A Marcus Anderson (Brampton, Ont.) three point shot early in the first quarter neutralized an early Laval Rouge et Or lead to tie the game at 13 and led to a Carleton Ravens advantage throughout game one of the Stu Aberdeen Challenge.
  • Axemen searching for first win in Aberdeen Challenge
    October 01, 2016
    WOLFVILLE, N.S.- After a narrow loss to the StFX X-men in their first game of the Stu Aberdeen challenge, Acadia had their work cut out for them taking on the reigning CIS Champion Carleton Ravens on Saturday night.
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