The College of Staten Island men’s basketball team will look to build off of their one-point win over Hunter College on Tuesday with a sweep of Brooklyn College tonight in Brooklyn, NY.
CSI vs. BROOKLYN COLLEGE
Matchup: College of Staten Island (13-10, 11-3 CUNYAC) vs. Brooklyn (6-16, 6-7 CUNYAC)
Where: The Tank – 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314
All-Time Series: CSI leads 42-16
Last Meeting: January 17, 2018 – CSI won 99-67
Players to Watch (CSI): In the last meeting, Stephen Flagg led all scorers with 22 points which was a career-high for him. Adeola Latunji posted the second double-double of his career against the Bulldogs with a 20-point 12 rebound performance. Christian Taylor also made an impact with 16 points and five assists in 30 minutes of action. Edin Bracic is coming off of a career-high 23 points against the Hawks and will hope he can continue that momentum into tonight’s crucial CUNYAC contest.
Players to Watch (BC): Ben Batash gave the Bulldogs 14 points in 36 minutes of action in the last outing while Alpha Bah added 13. Batash will want to have a better shooting performance than he did his last time against the Dolphins as he converted just 5-of-18 attempts from the field. Michael Tesoriero tallied five assists and 9 points last time against the Dolphins and will look to improve those numbers on his home court in the rematch.
News & Notes: The Dolphins shot a red-hot 57% from the floor in the last meeting in January while holding Brooklyn to 38%. Staten Island also won the battle of the boards, edging out Brooklyn 48-34. The men found a lot of success inside the paint in the last meeting, scoring 64 of their 99 points from inside while getting 42 points from their bench. In the last five outings against Brooklyn, the Dolphins have won four of five and three straight with the last loss coming in the CUNYAC semifinal in 2016. Brooklyn is averaging just 69 points per game this season while the Dolphins are pouring in an average of 77.