DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - When Liberty lost its first eight games and was 10-20 late in the season, almost no one was a believer - at least in basketball - at the evangelical Christian school.
But coach Dale Layer said that every year a team finds that the glass slipper fits in March. So he asked his team, ``Why can't it be us?''
Five victories and a Big South title later, the Flames (15-20) are the unlikeliest of NCAA teams heading into their First Four game on Tuesday night against North Carolina A&T.
The Aggies (18-16) have their own Cinderella story. They also had a sub.-500 record heading into their conference tournament - and the program was close to a 16th consecutive losing season - before grabbing an automatic NCAA bid.
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