Asheville had 49 rebounds, including 18 on the offensive glass. Sam Hughes led with 11 boards.
Rowsey, who moved into 28th place on Asheville's career scoring list with 1,031 points, scored 16 in the first half which ended with the Bulldogs leading 37-31. Longwood got within a point, 46-45, with 13:59 left but the Bulldogs answered with a 17-3 run over the next 6:12. Longwood got within seven with 55 seconds left but Asheville closed the scoring with three free throws.