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Furman To Play UNC Asheville Thursday In WBI Tourney

Cierra Carter
Cierra Carter

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GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman's women's basketball team's season will continue this Thursday when the Paladins travel to Asheville to face the UNC Asheville Bulldogs  in a first round matchup in the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI).  Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET at UNCA's Kimmel Arena.

The winner of the Furman (17-13) vs. UNC Asheville (17-15) game will play the winner of the Stetson vs. South Alabama first round matchup on either Sunday, Mar. 18, or Monday, Mar. 19.

Sixteen teams comprise the WBI Tournament that is divided into East and West Regions.

Furman's WBI appearance is the program's second since the tournament originated in 2010 and third post-season berth under head coach Jackie Carson.  The Paladins played Auburn in the WNIT in 2014 and in 2015 faced McNeese State in its first appearance in the WBI.

The Paladins beat UNCA earlier this year, claiming a 71-63 verdict on Dec. 28 in Asheville behind sophomore guard Le'Jzae Davidson's career high 31 points.

Furman finished fourth in the Southern Conference regular season this year and dropped a 59-58 decision to Samford in SoCon Tournament first round action.

Hunter Reid, Furman Sports Information