The College of Staten Island men’s basketball squad looks to extend their win streak tonight to eight in a row against Baruch College. Tonight’s matchup at The Tank will be the 33rd time these teams have met in Staten Island, NY in their history.
CSI vs. BARUCH COLLEGE
Matchup: College of Staten Island (10-7, 8-1 CUNYAC) vs. Baruch (9-8, 6-3 CUNYAC)
Where: The Tank – 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314
Admission: $5 for entry / Faculty/Staff/Students free with Dolphin Card
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 55-19
Last Meeting: January 6, 2018 – CSI won 64-62
Players to Watch (CSI): In the meeting earlier this month, Christian Taylor and Robert Rossiter led the Dolphins in scoring with 14 points each in a two-point win over the Bearcats. Reigning CUNYAC Players of the Week, Adeola Latunji was held to just seven points in that contest, playing just 16 minutes. Since that game, Latunji has gone on a tear, averaging a team-high 24 points per game over a six-game stretch. Stephen Flagg was also held to minimal points in the last meeting with Baruch, however, over his last three games he’s averaged 15 points and four rebounds.
Players to Watch (BC): Chimaechi Ekekeugbor is second in the CUNYAC in scoring, averaging just shy of 19 points per game and collected 17 points against the Dolphins on January 6. Ekekeugbor also tallied 13 rebounds and six assists. William Sixsmith went 4-for-6 from behind the arc in the last outing against the Dolphins so look for the Dolphins to keep an eye on Sixsmith as he has the ability to bring the Bearcats quickly back into the game.
News & Notes: The Dolphins lead the all-time series 55-19, boasting a 28-4 record at The Tank. Staten Island has won the last six meetings dating back to the 2015 season where they split. The last five meetings have been close with CSI winning by a margin of just eight points. The last meeting was the closest with the Dolphins winning by just two after leading by as much as 20 points. The Dolphins forced 17 turnovers in the last game, scoring 19 points off of them. Baruch is 5-5 on the road this season and on the season they are averaging 71 points per game. Staten Island is pouring in 79 points per game and is 4-4 at home this season with their only home CUNYAC loss coming against Lehman College in overtime.