Dr. Jerry Falwell
might be tempted to explain Liberty's worst-beats-first win over Winthrop (18-7, 11-3) as evidence of the divine, but the Big South upset special was likely a combination of two very secular factors: fatigue from the Eagles' double-overtime BracketBuster victory
and the uplifting play of team leader Blair, who hasn't had much assistance during the Flames' lost season (6-20, 3-11) but put it all together last night in Liberty's biggest win of the year. He led his team in scoring for the 16th consecutive game, and his 37 came one short of his season-high of 38 against High Point
. And if he hadn't hit all those free throws, Liberty likely wouldn't have had a prayer in this one.