The College of Staten Island men’s basketball team is coming off of a big victory this weekend on the road against Baruch College, and will look to keep their undefeated CUNYAC road record intact tonight when they match up against Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn at 7pm.  CSI rolls in with a healthy 4-1 CUNYAC mark overall.

Matchup: College of Staten Island (5-7, 4-1 CUNYAC) vs. Medgar Evers College (3-8, 1-3 CUNYAC)
Where: Cougars Cave – 1150 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 65-18
Last Meeting:  January 31, 2017 – CSI won, 78-42
Players to Watch (CSI): Christian Taylor continues to pace CSI and leads the way with 15.4 points per game, shooting 56% from the floor overall, and 54% from three-point range.  He recently relinquished the lead in rebounding, as that right belongs to Adeola Latunji, who is averaging 5.7 along with 12.1 points per game, which ranks second on the team.  Robert Rossiter is contributing nicely at 8.9 points per game, while Edin Bracic is the primary deep threat, having made 18 three-pointers, at a pace of 40.5%.  Look for Rudy Lavanture’s hot hand to also show.  He is shooting 47% from beyond the arc (10-21).
Players to Watch (MEC): The Cougars can score in bunches, and they have one of the CUNYAC’s best scorers in Maurice Swaby II, who is averaging 21.3 points per game, shooting 43% from the field.  He is also one of the nation’s best three-point scorers, canning 41 three’s on 98 attempts, good for 42%.  Justin Sutton is next in line with 16.9 points per game, having made just seven starts while having missed a pair of games.  Basheeru Camera is averaging over 10 points per game, and he is the team’s leading rebounder with 6.6 caroms per contest.
News & Notes: The Dolphins have had a great run against MEC in recent years, and have won 12 out of the last 13 meetings between the two sides dating back to 2011.  MEC’s lone win came at Staten Island two seasons ago in a one-point 83-82 nail-biter.  The Dolphins have won the last seven games played at MEC, with the Cougars last winning on their home floor in 2010.  Overall, the Dolphins own a 29-8 road record over MEC.  So far this season, the teams have two common opponents.  CSI is 2-0 against York and Baruch while MEc was able to bounce Baruch by four but fell by 14 to York College.  Both teams love to create turnovers.  MEC is forcing 17 turnovers per game this season while CSI is forcing 18.2 per game, good for 41st best in the nation.  CSI’s Edin Bracic leads the conference in steals per game with 2.5 per game and in total steals with 79.  Swaby II leads the conference in scoring.