The College of Staten Island men’s basketball team is coming off of a revenge victory over City College of New York, 82-63. The men have now won three straight and will look to pick up their fourth in a row tonight as the regular season starts to come to a close.
CSI vs. YORK COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (16-5 overall, 9-3 CUNYAC) vs. York College (7-14 Overall, 4-8 CUNYAC)
Where: CSI Sports & Recreation Center – 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY
Live Video: http://www.csidolphins.com/CSISportsNet
Promotion: Chance to win $5,000 half-court shot
All-Time Series: CSI leads 61-24
Last Meeting:: CSI defeated York 74-55
Players To Watch (CSI): Junior guard Frank Schettino is coming off of a 19-point outing against CCNY, and is just one game removed from entering the 1000-point club. Schettino has found his form as of late after sustaining an injury earlier in the year and miss some playing time. Schettino will look to pick apart the Cardinals defense as he had 7 assists in their meeting earlier in the year. Senior Forward Will Fonseca is always a threat when he is on the floor and currently is in second place in the CUNYAC for points per game with 23.3. Fonseca dropped 16 points in his last meeting with York but has not scored less than 22 points in a game since then.
Players To Watch (YC): Ryan Smart and Rashaan Bailey will lead the way for the Cardinals as they are averaging 13.6 and 12.5 points per game, respectively. The two combined for 27 points in their last outing against the Dolphins while Chad Coachman added an additional 10 points of his own.
News and Notes: The Dolphins are on a three game win streak after their most recent victory over the Beavers on Tuesday night and will look for the season sweep against the Cardinals tonight. York College was able to break their two game losing streak with an upset win in double overtime against Brooklyn College. The men have won 3 of the last five meetings against the Cardinals with the two loses being in the CUNYAC Playoffs. Staten Island is coming off of one of their highest shooting percentages from the floor against CCNY (54%) but they shot only 20% from the three-point line which is the lowest of the season. CSI is 7-2 at home this season while York is 5-8 on the road.