College of Charleston will face Appalachian State and The Citadel will take on Western Carolina on Friday in the first round of the Southern Conference basketball tournament in Asheville.

The Cougars (19-11, 10-8), the South Division No. 4 seed, plays North No. 5 App State (12-17, 7-11) at 11:30 a.m. Friday. South No. 6 The Citadel (6-23, 3-15)takes on North No. 3 Western Carolina (14-17, 8-10) at 2 p.m. Friday.

The pairings announced by the SoCon tonight:

Friday, March 2

Game 1 - (4S) College of Charleston vs. (5N) Appalachian State, 11:30 a.m.

Game 2 - (3N) Western Carolina vs. (6S) The Citadel, 2:00 p.m.

Game 3 - (4N) Samford vs. (5S) Furman, 6:00 p.m.

Game 4 - (3S) Georgia Southern vs. (6N) Chattanooga, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 3

(1N) UNCG vs. Game 1 winner, 12:00 p.m.

(2S) Wofford vs. Game 2 winner, 2:30 p.m.

(1S) Davidson vs. Game 3 winner, 6:00 p.m.

(2N) Elon vs. Game 4 winner, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 4

Semifinal 1 – 6:00 p.m.

Semifinal 2 – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, March 5

Championship Game – 9:00 p.m.