The College of Staten Island men’s basketball team saw yesterday’s opening round game of the Dick Leftwich Tip-Off at Roanoke get away from them last night against No. 18 Emory University, and so today the Dolphins will introduce play at 1pm against host Roanoke College as part of consolation play in the tournament.  Roanoke fell to Keuka College last night 58-54, to open their season, so will also be seeking to finish their tournament with a win.

Matchup: CSI (0-3) vs. Roanoke (1-2)
Where: Roanoke College Gym – 221 College Lane, Salem, VA
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All-Time Series: Roanoke leads, 1-0
Last Meeting:  December 30, 2017- Roanoke won, 77-73
Players to Watch (CSI): The Dolphins continue to be paced offensively by Christian Taylor and Adeola Latunji, and the pair contributed 20 points each last night to open tournament play.  Rigaud Destime put in his best scoring effort of the season last night, with 10 points in 30 minutes of play on the floor.  Austin Micj, a three-point specialist, scored three three-pointers in the game and hopes to find his scoring touch into this afternoon as well.
Players to Watch (RC): Through three games, the Maroons are being led by Josh Freund’s 15 points per game in 27 minutes per game on the floor.  Freund is also the rebounding leader with an even-10 per contest. Joe Mikalauskas is the only other double-digit scorer with an even 10 points per contest, averaging a 65% clip from the floor in just under 25 minutes per game.  Jordan Davis is looking for a breakout game.  The sophomore is averaging 19 minutes per contest and has been efficient, posting 9 points per game.
News & Notes: The first meeting ever between these two sides came last season in the CSI Tournament of Heroes.  The two teams met in the consolation game last year, with Roanoke taking a slim, 77-73, win.  Freund led all Maroons scorers with 21 points, adding 10 rebounds in the fixture.  CSI’s Taylor led all Dolphins with 18 points, with Latunji adding 11.  Roanoke is one of the nation’s best defensive teams, as they are allowing a stingy 59 points per game this season despite their 1-2 record.