Men's Basketball

  • Klassen joinsTeam 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.
  • Axemen take 2nd game vs Memorial in dominant fashion
    November 05, 2017
    RECAP: Axemen pickup a 76-65 win over the visiting Memorial Sea-Hawks and improve to 2-0 after the opening weekend of the AUS regular season. a
  • De Palma drains three for win vs Memorial
    November 04, 2017
    VIDEO RECAP: Axemen's Nick De Palma drains 3 point shot in closing seconds of game to give Acadia an 80-78 win over Memorial.
  • 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. 
  • Pound named honourary chairperson of 2018 U SPORTS Final 8
    October 11, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Acadia University and the Department of Athletics announced today that former basketball Axemen great Steve Pound will be the Honorary Chairperson of the U SPORTS Men’s Basketball National Championship, also referred to as the U SPORTS Final 8.
  • 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.
  • Moaku-Mattia & Power late additions to Axemen
    September 19, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Axemen basketball team announced two late additions to the squad for the 20017-18 season. Rowan Power - a transfer from the Concordia Stingers, and Junior Moaku-Mattia – a transfer from the Cape Breton Capers will join the team in practice but neither will be able to compete immediately for the Axemen.
  • In Pursuit of Excellence: Erik Nissen
    August 22, 2017
    WOLVILLE, N.S. - By John DeCoste - Erik Nissen is looking forward to his third and final season at Acadia starting this fall, but before that, he is planning to have a pretty fulfilling summer and get to experience a lifelong dream.
  • Former Axeman Klassen signs with Greece A1 team
    August 03, 2017
    TORONTO, ON - Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that former Acadia Axeman Owen Klassen has signed a one-year contract with PAOK Thessaloniki in Basketball Champions League and the Greek A1 League.
  • Basketball Axemen land top recruit Middaugh
    July 05, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and Axemen Basketball head coach Kevin Duffie announced today the addition of standout recruit, Mason Middaugh, from London, Ont.
  • Nissen chosen to represent Canada at 2017 Universaide
    June 29, 2017
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – U SPORTS announced today the rosters for the men’s and women’s soccer, men’s volleyball and men’s basketball teams set to represent Canada at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei. Fifth year basketball Axemen forward and native of Quispamsis, N.B., Erik Nissen was chosen to represent Canada at the FISU 2017 Summer Universiade Games
  • Team Canada, SEA & Acadia announce qualifying game
    June 22, 2017
    HALIFAX, NS – Today, Canada Basketball in partnership with Sport and Entertainment Atlantic, announced that the Scotiabank Centre in downtown Halifax will host the first Senior Men’s National Team home game of the new FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers.
  • 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.
  • Acadia's De Palma named BNS Coach of the Year
    April 23, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia basketball assistant coach Daniel De Palma will be one among 30 coaches vying for honours as Sport Nova Scotia’s Support4Sport Coach of the Year. De Palma was recently named Basketball Nova Scotia’s (BNS) coach of the year in part for his thrilling U17 Boys Team Nova Scotia gritty comeback win over Ontario in the National championship final hosted by the University of Winnipeg this past summer.
  • 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.
  • Video highlight: Axemen Basketball vs MUN in AUS Final 6 QF
    March 04, 2017
    Video Highlight of Axemen's 73-65 win over Memorial in AUS Final 6 quarterfinal. Axemen advance to semifinals vs Dalhousie.
  • 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.
  • AUS Quarterfinals - Axemen vs Memorial Preview
    March 03, 2017
    AUS Final 6 QF Preview: Interview with head coach Kevin Duffie regarding the Axemen's opening game vs Memorial in quarterfinal play.
  • 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.
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