The College of Staten Island men’s basketball squad will put their 8-game win streak on the line tonight against the Bearcats of Baruch College. Much like the women, the men return to their home court after a 2-game stretch on the road which saw them topple Brooklyn and Lehman College.
CSI VS. BARUCH COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (10-6, 6-1 CUNYAC) vs. Baruch (13-3, 7-0 CUNYAC)
Where: The Tank – 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314
Live Stats: https://csidolphins.com/sidearmstats/mbball/summary
Live Video: https://csidolphins.com/csisportsnet
All-Time Series: Staten Island leads 56-20
Last Meeting: February 20, 2018 – Staten Island won 77-67
Players to Watch (CSI): The Dolphins were once again led by Christian Taylor and Adeola Latunji in their last outing. Taylor dropped a team-high 26 points, hitting 12 of his 15 free throw attempts. Latunji added 17 points and pulled down 9 rebounds, six of which were offensive rebounds. Andrew Kartalis continues to enter the game and make an impact. Kartalis added 13 points and had a team-high three steals. Stephen Flagg has been a nightmare for opposing defenses as he continues to draw double teams which allows him to kick the ball out to an open teammate. Flagg leads the team with 3.6 assists per game because of his efforts.
Players to Watch (BC): The Bearcats have yet to lose a CUNYAC game this season and are led by Andre Harris who is averaging 15.3 points per game. Harris also leads the team with 8.6 rebounds per game while also dishing out 1.2 assists per game. Jack Sixsmith controls the ball on the court and has been able to pick apart defenses this season to the tune of five assists per game. William Sixsmith is the long-range specialist for the Bearcats, converting 39% from 3-point land and averaging 13.6 points per game.
News & Notes: Since 2016, the Bearcats have been able to defeat the Dolphins just once, which came last season at The Tank. However, in the other seven meetings, the Dolphins have taken care of business in very competitive games. These two teams last met last season in the CUNYAC Semifinals by a score of 77-67 which gave way to the Dolphins upsetting No. 1 seed, Lehman College. Throughout this series Staten Island has been dominant on their home court, posting a 28-5 home record compared to a 16-12 road record. Baruch is also good at home, going 8-0 at home, however, they are 5-3 on the road and are averaging just 69 points in their road losses.