ELON, N.C. (AP) -Elon has hired longtime Davidson assistant Matt Matheny to turn around its men's basketball program.
The Phoenix announced the hiring on Sunday.
Matheny replaces 62-year-old Ernie Nestor, who was fired three weeks ago after going 67-117 in six seasons. Elon was 11-20 this year and finished fifth in the Southern Conference's six-team North Division.
Matheny spent 16 seasons on Bob McKillop's staff at Davidson and helped the Wildcats claim five NCAA tournament berths - including last year's Stephen Curry-led run to the regional finals.
They won the Southern Conference's regular-season title this season, were upset in the league tournament and were eliminated by Saint Mary's in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.

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