2017-18 Acadia Men's Basketball News

  • Axemen hand first place Tigers 75-63 loss
    February 17, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - In their final home game of the season, the Dalhousie Tigers hosted the Acadia Axemen in a battle for AUS standings. The Axemen combined lights-out shooting with tough defence in the first quarter and were able to hold a lead throughout to take the 75-63 win.
  • Player Tribune - Rhys Larry
    February 16, 2018
    October 16th, 2015, is a day I will never forget. I can still summon up the popping sound I heard that day. The journey that followed was a time full of strict demands. This was my agenda for many months.  I had to meet these demands in order to get to where I am today, and to complete my return to basketball.
  • Tigers win first game vs Axemen this season
    February 15, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – In the third meeting of the season, the Dalhousie Tigers picked up a convincing 85-65 win against the host Acadia Axemen after losing the first two matchups in early November.
  • Axemen get back on track with 92-63 win vs. CBU
    February 10, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Axemen basketball team got back on the winning track with a convincing 92-63 win over the visiting Cape Breton Capers after dropping two 4-point games to Saint Mary’s.
  • Axemen lose in Double-OT to Huskies
    February 09, 2018
    HALIFAX, N.S. —The SMU Huskies defeated the visiting Acadia Axemen 104-96 in double-overtime on Friday night in Atlantic University Sport men’s basketball action from the Homburg Centre. 
  • Huskies edge Axemen 82-79 in tight contest
    February 01, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Kemar Alleyne led the Huskies in an 82-79 edging of the hometown Acadia Axemen with 22 points and eight rebounds. Alleyne posted 17 second-half points and grabbed the honours as the Subway Player of the Game in the 4-point win.
  • Axemen earn comfortable 89-65 win over host MUN
    January 28, 2018
    St. JOHN'S, Nfld. - The Acadia Axemen earned a well-deserved road victory over the Memorial Sea-Hawks by a score 89-65 at The Field House on Saturday night. 
  • Axemen clinch playoff berth with sweep of MUN
    January 28, 2018
    HALIFAX, N.S. - The Acadia Axemen completed a weekend sweep over the Memorial Sea-Hawks on Sunday afternoon with a 78-65 victory at The Field House and imrpove to 12-2 - tied for first place in the AUS and clinch a playoff berth.
  • Axemen move into 2nd place in standings with win vs UPEI
    January 20, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The winless UPEI Panthers gave the 10-2 Acadia Axemen a scare with the Axemen not taking a comfortable lead until the closing four minutes of the final quarter.
  • Axemen topple U SPORTS No. 10 ranked UNB
    January 19, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Extending their winning streak to three, the Axemen basketball squad picked up a big 4-point win against the U SPORTS No. 10 ranked UNB Varsity Reds on home court.
  • New Brunswick's Hemphill commits to Axemen in fall 2018
    January 17, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics and the men’s basketball head coach Kevin Duffie are pleased to announce the commitment of New Brunswick native Daemen Hemphill.
  • Axemen squeeze past X-Men in fourth meeting between both teams
    January 14, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Erik Nissen’s two-point fadeaway shot with 0.2 seconds remaining in the game handed the Axemen a 75-73 win over the visiting StFX X-Men.
  • Axemen rebound from loss with win over host X
    January 10, 2018
    Antigonish, NS – The Acadia Axemen (7-2) earned an 82-66 road victory over the StFX X-Men (4-5) in Atlantic University Sport basketball action Wednesday on Coach K Court at Oland Centre. 
  • 2018 starts with loss for Basketball Axemen
    January 07, 2018
    (FREDERICTON, NB) Newcomer Cooper Wilks (Sydney, AUS) came off the bench to score 16 points, leading the Varsity Reds in an 80-67 win over the visiting Acadia Axemen. 
  • Axemen complete Shoveller with win over MSVU
    December 31, 2017
    (Halifax, NS) – Getting day three of the Shoveller Memorial Invitational Basketball Tournament underway in the game for 7th place was the MSVU Mystics and Acadia Axemen.  
  • Axemen come out flat against Stingers
    December 30, 2017
    (Halifax, NS) – In the first game of day two of the Shoveller Memorial Invitational Basketball Tournament the Acadia Axemen took on the Concordia Stingers at the Dalplex. The Stingers got out to an early lead in the first quarter and didn’t look back as they controlled this one and took the 85-69 victory. 
  • Axemen dropped by X at Dal Shoveller Tournament
    December 29, 2017
    (Halifax, NS) – In game two of the Shoveller Memorial Invitational Basketball Tournament, the Acadia Axemen took on the StFX X-Men. It took overtime to solve this one, but StFX were able to take the win 90-87.  
  • Acadia Axemen Basketball announces commitment by Ridley's Marcus Upshaw
    November 29, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and basketball head coach Kevin Duffie announced today the commitment of recruit Marcus Upshaw from Burlington, Ont. to the Axemen program.
  • Axemen rebound in third quarter for 88-78 win vs UPEI
    November 26, 2017
    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Acadia Axemen erased any chance of an upset Saturday night, as they outscored the Panthers 29-13 in a dominant third quarter en route to an 88-78 win.
  • X-Men hand No. 10 Axemen first loss of season
    November 24, 2017
    HALIFAX, N.S. ? After beating the No. 5 ranked Dalhousie Tigers in a home and home sweep last week, the U SPORTS No. 10 ranked Acadia Axemen fell short in extending their winning streak to six in a 70-68 edging by the StFX X-Men at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.
  • Klassen joins Team Canada vs Bahamas this Friday
    November 22, 2017
    HALIFAX, N.S. - By Jas Grewal - It’s been quite the adventure for Kingston, Ont., native Owen Klassen over the past few years.
  • Axemen sweep No. 5 Dal in home-home series
    November 18, 2017
    (Halifax, NS) – In the back end of a home-and-home, the Dalhousie Tigers squared off against the Acadia Axemen at the Dalplex. Acadia gained a slight edge early, and finished quarters strong as they held on to a 79-72 victory to sweep the two-game series. 
  • Axemen hand No. 5 ranked Tigers first loss
    November 16, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – In their first meeting since last year’s epic battle in the AUS semi-finals, the hometown Acadia Axemen edged past the U SPORTS No. 5 ranked Dalhousie Tigers, handing them their first loss of the regular season.
  • Axemen hold onto win vs StFX & improve to 3-0
    November 12, 2017
    ANTIGONISH, NS – The StFX X-Men (0-3) are still in search of their first win of the season as they fell 85-82 to the Acadia Axemen (3-0) Saturday evening at the StFX Oland Centre. 
  • De Palma drains three for win vs Memorial
    November 05, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – With 4.2 seconds remaining on the clock and down 78-77, Acadia’s Nick De Palma sent the nearly 1000 fans into a frenzy with a three-point basket to win 80-78 over the visiting Memorial Sea-Hawks.
  • Axemen take 2nd game vs Memorial in dominant fashion
    November 05, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. ? A different result in Acadia?s second home game matchup against visiting Memorial, as the Axemen dominated from beginning to end in a 76-65 win over the Sea-Hawks. No last second three point shot was needed for today?s win.
  • Season Preview: Basketball Axemen ready for 2017-18
    November 02, 2017
    The pressure is on for the Acadia Axemen basketball team this season as hosts of the 2018 U SPORTS Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship.
  • Nipissing Lakers open Maritime tour with 76-68 win over Axemen
    October 20, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The visiting Nipissing Lakers opened their three game Maritime tour on a positive note with a 76-68 win over the host Acadia Axemen.
  • Erik Nissen's FISU Games experience in Taipei
    October 19, 2017
    (By Sara Baxter) - Twelve thousand kilometers. That is the distance 5th year men’s basketball senior Erik Nissen travelled this summer to go to the FISU 2017 Summer Universiade Games in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei. 
  • Axemen conclude Calgary Cup with 2-1 record
    October 11, 2017
    The Axemen basketball team concluded the past weekend on a positive note at the Calgary Cup hosted by the University of Calgary Dinos with a 2-1 record at a tournament that featured some of the top basketball programs in the country.
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