The College of Staten Island men’s basketball team is currently on a four-game win streak and have now won 9 of their last 10 games. They will look to keep that ball rolling tonight, when they host Medgar Evers College in a late-season conference tilt at the Sports & Recreation Center, slated for 7:30pm. The game is part of CSI’s annual Student-Athlete Appreciation Night and Blackout Event. The first 200 fans at the doubleheader receiver free CSI gear and students will receive free food vouchers, courtesy of Student Government.
CSI vs. MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (17-5 overall, 10-3 CUNYAC) vs. Medgar Evers College (10-12 Overall, 7-6 CUNYAC)
Where: CSI Sports & Recreation Center – 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY
Live Video: http://www.csidolphins.com/CSISportsNet
Promotion: First 200 fans receive Commemorative Blackout T-shirt; First 150 students receive FREE $5 Gift certificate redeemable at Concession Stand; One fan will have a chance to win $10,000 as part of halftime shit contest.
All-Time Series: CSI leads 62-17
Last Meeting: CSI defeated MEC, 93-75
Players to Watch (CSI): Senior Will Fonseca continues to stay crisp and earned another CUNYAC Player of the Week citation earlier today. He is averaging a team best 23.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Fellow senior Thomas Delahanty erupted for 17 points the last time these two teams met, a mark that included a 7-10 shooting performance. Look for him to be a focus tonight as well, as he is averaging 10.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game this season. Frank Schettino needs 9 assists to log 100 for the season. He is second on the squad, averaging 14.2 points per game, and he notched 18 the last time these teams squared off on January 15.
Players To Watch (MEC): CUNYAC Player of the Year candidate Matthew Lee has been sensational for the Cougars, averaging 29.7 points per game to go with 7.4 rebounds and a team high 58 assists and 29 steals. Maurice Swaby, Justin Sutton, and Markus Kearney , Jr. are all also averaging in double-figures for the high-scoring Cougars, who average 81.7 points per game. Pablo Segura scored 17 points the last time these two teams met.
News and Notes: The Dolphins have taken 10 in a row against the Cougars dating back to 2012, and the Dolphins have won five in a row against MEC on their home floor dating back to 2010. CSI continues to keep pace at the top of the standings with Lehman at 10-3, while MEC sits one-game behind fourth-place Baruch College, so the game means a lot in the standings for both units. The last time these two teams squared off, CSI got off to a big start, leading by 16 at halftime before settling for an 18-point win. The Dolphins out-rebounded MEC, 42-31 and were a sensational 82% from the free-throw line. The Dolphins are 10-1 this season when they shoot better than 65% from the free-throw line. For MEC, they are 7-2 when shooting better than 70% from the line, they shot just 56% the last time they met. Both teams will want to protect the ball tonight. MEC is just 5-10 when they turn the ball over 18+ times in games this season, meanwhile the Dolphins are a sharp 12-2 this season when they can keep their turnovers below 15.