The College of Staten Island men’s basketball team is on a two-game win streak, both of which were against CUNYAC opponents. Their most recent win was a thriller in Jamaica, NY against York College where it took overtime for the Dolphins to come out victorious. Today’s game will be a rematch of the CUNYAC Championship game from a year ago, however, the Beavers have started this season 0-6.
CSI vs CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
Matchup: College of Staten Island (3-4, 2-0 CUNYAC) vs. CCNY (0-6, 0-2 CUNYAC)
Where: The Tank – 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314
All-Time Series: CSI leads 57-8
Last Meeting: February 22, 2017 – CSI won 77-66 – CUNYAC Championship
Players to Watch (CSI): Christian Taylor paces the Dolphins’ level attack with 14.4 points per game with Adeola Latunji following close behind with 12.9. Taylor also leads the charge in rebounds with six per game while Jade Spencer has helped clean up the boards to the tune of 4.4 rebounds per game. Stephen Flagg has played well for the Dolphins this season and has been able to find his way to the hoop. Flagg is third on the Dolphins with 9 points per game and second on the team with 2.1 assists per game.
Players to Watch (CCNY): James White leads the Beavers with 12.8 points per game this season while also directing traffic with 3.3 assists per game. Wils Jazilek is the three-point shooter for the Beavers and sinks 38% of his attempts. Samuel Williams finds his way to the charity stripe more than any player on CCNY and has converted 59% of his opportunities.
News & Notes: This will be the 66th all-time between Staten Island and City College of NY with Staten Island holding a dominating 57-8 record against the Beavers since 1978. Staten Island has won four straight including their most recent meeting which came last season when the Dolphins defeated the Beavers in the CUNYAC Championship. During their four-game win streak, the Dolphins have held the Beavers to just 66 points per game while scoring 80 points of their own. The Beavers’ 0-6 start is their worst start since the 2011-12 season where they went on to win just two games to finish 2-23.