Earlier this evening as part of NCAA Selection Sunday, the UNC Asheville Bulldogs were chosen to be the No. 16 seed in the East Region for the NCAA basketball tournament. The Bulldogs will face No. 1 seed Syracuse in their bracket on Thursday in Pittsburgh. This is the second time UNCA has gone to the NCAA tournament in two years. However, last year, the bulldogs had to play a play-in game.
The Bullldogs won the Big South Championship in a game against the Virginia Military Institute 80-64 at Kimmel Arena, making the Bulldogs back-to-back Big South Champions.