The Cougars will host Erie Community College on Tuesday night in their last regular season Western New York Athletic Conference (WNYAC) home game of the 2014-2015 campaign. GCC and ECC will meet for the second time this year and tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Genesee (17-7, 5-4) currently sits in fourth place in the Region III Division II standings and the Cougars are 3-3 in their last six contests (3-2 in conference).
Erie (12-6, 5-3) holds the No. 3 spot in the Region III Division II standings and would fall to fourth with a loss to GCC on Tuesday night.
Last time out:
Genesee came back to defeat Mercyhurst North East at home on Feb. 7, 95-71. The Cougars outscored the Saints 56-31 in the second half and held the visitors to just 25-percent shooting in the frame.
Ervin Mitchell scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Devante Carolina added a season-high 21 points, Naquil Jones finished with 20 points and eight assists and Rahsaan Williams finished with 14 rebounds and eight points.
Erie lost at home on Feb. 7 to Jamestown Community College, 76-71. The Kats held a lead as large as 13 but were outscored 50-45 in the second half after being tied at halftime. Stefano Osuji led ECC with 21 points, including five 3-pt baskets; Michael Vigilance added 15 points and six rebounds and Joshua Mckenzie dished out six assists.
What to watch for:
Genesee leads the season series 1-0 after a win at ECC on Jan. 22, 84-82.
Naquil Jones led three GCC scorers in double figures in the first matchup with 27 points. Ervin Mitchell had 21 and Jason Perry Murray, who scored the game-winning basket with less than a second to play, finished with 12.
A win would bump Genesee up to the No. 3 spot in the Region III Division II standings.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Anthony T. Zambito Gymnasium and is an "Athletes for Athletes" event. For updates and results, follow Genesee Athletics on Twitter: @GCCSports.