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Women's Basketball to Face Gardner-Webb in Big South Quarterfinals
Courtesy: UNCABulldogs.com
Release: 03/08/2011
Kendall Shepard and the Bulldogs face Gardner-Webb on Friday in the quarterfinals
Courtesy: UNC Asheville
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville women's basketball team will be seeded sixth for the 2011 Advance Auto Parts Big South Conference Women's Basketball Tournament and will take on third-seeded Gardner-Webb Friday night in the quarterfinals at High Point starting at 7:30 p.m.

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

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