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Appalachian State women's basketball enters the 2013 SoCon Tournament as the No. 4 seed after wrapping up the regular season against Samford on March 4.
Courtesy: Dave Mayo (Appalachian, '83)
SoCon Tournament Bracket and Travel Information
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Tuesday 03/05/2013 (ET)
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BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University women's basketball begins its quest for a Southern Conference Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Tournament when it plays its first game in the quarterfinals of the SoCon Tournament in Asheville on Saturday at 2:15 p.m.

The Mountaineers, who earned a first-round bye as the No. 4 seed in the field of 10 teams, will take on No. 5 Charleston on Saturday, March 9.

Chattanooga, which won the SoCon regular-season title, enters play as the No. 1 overall seed and will take on the winner of No. 8 Georgia Southern and No. 9 Western Carolina, while Davidson, which earned the No. 2 seed, will face either No. 7 Furman or No. 10 UNCG.

Elon, which grabbed the No. 3 seed defeating Georgia Southern, is slated to take on No. 6 Samford or No. 11 Wofford. A printable version of the complete bracket can be downloaded HERE.

All of the contests will be played at the Kimmel Arena in downtown Asheville with the SoCon Championship game slated for a 3 p.m. start on Monday afternoon. The winner will earn an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament.

In addition to the games themselves, the Yosef Club will be kicking off its 2013 Spring Tour with an event at Pack's Tavern in downtown Asheville on Thursday night. Information and registration can be found by clicking HERE.

Great seating is still available for this year's tournament and tickets can be purchased HERE. Additionally, for fans not able to attend the games, the Southern Conference will provide FREE live statistics and all games can be seen on SoConTV, with the title game televised live on ESPN3.

Fans looking for accommodations for their stay in Asheville during the tournament can find hotel, restaurant and other information HERE.


• Fans traveling to the tournament should note that several lane closures of highways around Asheville will be taking place this weekend.
• One lane of Interstate 40 will be closed in northern Haywood County Friday and a lane of Interstate 26 will be closed in southern Henderson County for two weeks starting Sunday.
• One lane of westbound I-40 will be closed 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at Exit 7 in Harmon Den in the Pigeon River Gorge, weather permitting. Workers will be removing loose rocks from a slope above the road.
• The I-26 closure is to begin Sunday night. One lane of eastbound I-26 will be closed at Exit 54 to allow repairs to the bridge over the Green River.
• Trucks will not be allowed on eastbound I-26 in that area while work is going on. Trucks will instead be detoured onto U.S. 25 and S.C. 11.
• Eastbound I-26 carries vehicles moving toward South Carolina in this area.

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