GAMEDAY: MEN’S BASKETBALL @ NYU, 2PM

The College of Staten Island men’s basketball team continues their long road schedule today when they head to New York, NY to take on New York University. The Dolphins have not won a game this season and will look to today to earn their first win of the season. 

CSI VS. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (0-4) vs. NYU (3-1)
Where: Sportsplex – 68th St & Lexington Ave., New York, NY
Live Stats: https://gonyuathletics.com/sidearmstats/mbball/summary
Live Video: https://gonyuathletics.com/watch/?Live=323&type=Live
All-Time Series: Series tied, 4-4
Last Meeting: March 8, 2015 – CSI won, 84-80
Players to Watch (CSI): Christian Taylor has just one game under 21 points this season which came in his last outing against Roanoke.  Taylor will look to return to form today against the Violets and help lift his team to their first victory of the season. Aiding in the scoring has been Adeola Latunji who has averaged 18 points per game.  Much like Taylor, Latunji is coming off of his lowest scoring output of the season and will want to get back on track. Latunji is effective on the boards as well, grabbing a team-high 7.3 rebounds per game. Chamald Martin continues to produce off of the bench,  averaging 4.3 points and 6 rebounds per game. 
Players to Watch (NYU): Jimmy Martinelli is coming off his second-highest scoring output of the season, tallying 17 points against fellow CUNYAC opponents, John Jay.  Jule Brown sits second on the team in scoring with 12.8 points per game and has taken the most 3-pointers on the team with 18.  Dom Cristiano will look to uphold his double-double average this season as he comes into today’s game, scoring 11 points per game and pulling down 10.3 rebounds per game. 
News & Notes: This will be the fifth meeting between these two programs and the first meeting since 2015. The series is deadlocked at four wins apiece with the Dolphins winning the last two. This will be the third straight meeting in which the Dolphins play the Violets away from The Tank.  Against the Violets, the Dolphins have fared well on the road, picking up three of their four wins away from their home court.

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