The College of Staten Island men’s basketball team will entertain the Bloodhounds of John Jay College for their second CUNYAC game of the season. The Dolphins will look to build off of a solid CUNYAC win over CCNY on Friday night.
CSI VS. JOHN JAY COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (2-5, 1-0) vs. John Jay (4-1, 1-0)
Where: The Tank – 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY
Live Stats: https://csidolphins.com/sidearmstats/mbball/summary
Live Video: www.csidolphins.com/csisportsnet
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 57-12
Last Meeting: January 20, 2018 – CSI won, 76-67
Players to Watch (CSI): Christian Taylor and Adeola Latunji teamed up to pour in a combined 53 points in their last outing with Taylor scoring 27 and Latunji scoring a season-high 26 points. Riguad Destime had a bounce-back performance to add a season-high 13 points in the win over CCNY. Staten Island will need to stay hot as they will be facing off of a John Jay squad that is coming off of two straight wins. Former CUNYAC Rookie of the Week, Andrew Kartalis, is third on the team with 6.7 points per game while adding 1.4 steals per game.
Players to Watch (JJC): Jerome Petty led the Bloodhounds in scoring in their win over Lehman college, netting 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the floor. Doug Levy added a double-double, scoring 14 points while grabbing 13 rebounds. On offense, the Bloodhounds like to spread the ball around which can be indicated in the points per game as nearly four of their five starters are averaging double digits. Essien Epps paces the Bloodhounds with 17.6 per contest while Levy is shooting a red-hot 60% from three-point range.
News & Notes: Tonight will be the 70th meeting between these two programs with the Dolphins owning the series. Staten Island has won 12 straight against John Jay with the last loss coming back in 2013 at the Dogpound. The last time the Dolphins lost to the Bloodhounds at The Tank came back in 2008, a 63-59 final. When playing at The Tank, Staten Island is 30-4 all-time. Both teams tonight come in on a two-game win streak and undefeated in the CUNYAC. One common opponent these teams share is New York University which saw different outcomes. John Jay lost to NYU, 63-51, while the Dolphins cruised past the Violets, 87-67.