BATAVIA, NY… The athletics department at Genesee Community College is announcing the 2019-2020 schedule for the men’s basketball program. The team looks to rebound after a 15-14 season in 2018-19, which resulted in a fourth place finish in NJCAA Region III Division II action. Entering his ninth season as head coach, Terry George will once again be looking to add another Region III Championship banner to the rafters as well as a return trip to the NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championships.
The season will officially begin November 2 and 3 at Corning Community College. The Cougars will play Corning on the 2nd and SUNY Broome on the 3rd. The first of 13 home games inside the Anthony T Zambito Gymnasium will take place on November 5 against Jefferson Community College at 7pm. Genesee will travel to Niagara County CC to play Allegany of Maryland on November 9 and Cuyahoga CC on November 10. The Cougars will return home to play Lakeland on the 15 before hosting a two-day classic of their own. November 16 and 17, Genesee will be hosting Monroe CC, Howard CC, and ASA College. The Blue and Gold will play ASA College at 6pm on November 16 and Howard CC at 2pm on November 17. Genesee will wrap up the month with games at Cayuga and at home against NY International Academy.
Heading into December, the Cougars will host Bryant & Stratton College of Rochester December 4 before hosting the Community College of Rhode Island, Schoolcraft, and Niagara County CC in the annual Cougar Classic December 7 and 8. The month will end with a two-day classic at Niagara CCC against Henry Ford and Hostos December 14-15.
The new year will see Genesee play at Bryant & Stratton of Rochester before hosting Herkimer. The Western New York Athletic Conference season will start on Wednesday, January 22 at home against Monroe Community College at 6pm. Games at Mercyhurst Northeast and home against the Erie CC Kats will wrap up the month.
February will see the Blue and Gold play at Niagara, home vs Jamestown, at Monroe, home vs Mercyhurst NE, at Erie, home vs Niagara and at Jamestown Community College. Playoffs will start on February 25 with the Sub-Regional game and end with the NJCAA Region III Championships on Sunday, March 1.
The 2019-2020 NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championships will take place March 18-22 in Danville, Illinois.
The complete schedule is available online at www.geneseeathletics.com