DAYTON, Ohio -

Cal Poly did not hide from their 13-19 record, they embraced it.

The Mustangs are this year's Cinderella team entering the NCAA Tournament but joked that they could wind up with a winning record IF they win seven straight games to capture the National Championship.

Cal Poly is making its NCAA Tournament debut and squares off against fellow 16th seed Texas Southern for the right to advance to St. Louis and tangle with undefeated and #1 seed Wichita State.