The Bulldogs (12-17, 5-11 BSC) finished in a tie with Winthrop for the sixth seed but Asheville earned it with a 60-59 victory over Gardner-Webb (20-10, 11-5 BSC) this year, while the Lady Eagles lost both games to the Runnin' Bulldogs.
This will be the second straight year the Bulldogs have faced Gardner-Webb in the quarterfinals. Last year, Asheville was the eighth-seed and led for most of the game against the top-seeded Runnin' Bulldogs before Gardner-Webb rallied to win, 77-65.
The teams split road victories during the year. Asheville held off Gardner-Webb on Jan. 29 in Boiling Springs, 60-59. The Runnin' Bulldogs rallied past the Bulldogs at Justice Center on Feb. 14, 68-65.
Friday's game and all of Asheville's game in the tournament will be broadcast on ESPN Radio (1310-AM). Below are the pairings for the tournament.
Quaterfinals - Friday, March 11 (at Millis Center, High Point, N.C.)
Game 1: No. 1 Liberty vs. No. 8 Coastal Carolina, 12:00pm ET
Game 2: No. 4 High Point vs. No. 5 Charleston Southern, 2:00pm ET
Game 3: No. 2 Radford vs. No. 7 Winthrop, 5:30pm ET
Game 4: No. 3 Gardner-Webb vs. No. 6 UNC Asheville, 7:30pm ET
Semifinals - Saturday, March 12 (at Millis Center, High Point, N.C.)
Game 5: Semifinals - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 4:00pm ET; TV: Big South Television Network
Game 6: Semifinals - Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 6:00pm ET; TV: Big South Television Network
Championship - Sunday, March 13 (at Millis Center, High Point, N.C.)
Game 7: Championship - Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 4:00pm ET; TV: Big South Television Network