CSI MEN FINISH PERFECT IN CUNYAC WITH WIN OVER BROOKLYN

The College of Staten Island men’s basketball squad finished undefeated for the first time in CUNYAC regular season play, scoring a 73-66 win over Brooklyn College on the road in both teams’ conference finale.  The Dolphins upped their marks to 20-4 overall and 11-0 in the CUNYAC, while the Bulldogs fell to 16-8, 7-4, respectively.  CSI, ranked first in the Atlantic Region, have clinched the No. 1 overall seed for the upcoming CUNYAC/Con Edison Men’s Basketball Championships, while the Bulldogs have assured themselves at least a top-four seed and the right to host a quarterfinals round game next Saturday, February 18th. For CSI, Jordan Young led all scorers with a game-high 24 points, to go along with six rebounds and four assists, while Bloochy Magloire contributed with 19 points, five rebounds and five assists. T.J. Tibbs chipped in with 10 points, five assists and four steals.BC’s Amil John netted a team-high 20 points, to go along with six rebounds and three steals; while classmate and backcourt partner Tyshawn Russell finished the night with 19 points. Following a layup from Baker which tied the game at 3-3 (18:46) early in the first half, the Dolphins used a 15-6 run keyed by three three-pointers from Magliore, to take an 18-9 lead. CSI would lead the rest of the half and eventually take a 35-29 advantage heading into the locker room. The visiting Dolphins shot 55.6% (15-27) from the field in the opening period, including going 4-for-11 (36.4%) from beyond the arc. The Bulldogs shot 42.9% (9-21) in the first half, including 2-for-5 (40.0%) from three and 9-for-11 (81.8%) from the charity stripe.CSI would continue to lead in the second half; however the Bulldogs would not go down without a fight. After a Javon Cox free throw gave the Dolphins a 44-37 lead with 13:28 remaining in the game, BC went on a 9-2 run to tie the game for just the second time on the night at 46 all at the 10:50 mark. Brooklyn would be unable to gain the lead, as Tibbs would answer quickly with a three to put CSI back on top, 49-46.The Bulldogs would cut their deficit to one on a number of occasions, but would be unable to get over the hump as CSI had an answer for every BC run.In the end, the Dolphins would go on to hang on to the 73-66 victory hitting clutch free throws down the stretch.CSI, winners of 13 straight, will have one final contest before the end of the regular season, travelling to St. Joseph’s College – Brooklyn on Tuesday, February 14, at 7:30pm.  CSI will host its quarterfinal match on the 18th against either York College or John Jay College.  Both of those teams conclude their CUNYAC slate of games on Saturday.- Story excerpts courtesy of Brooklyn College Sports Information

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