Congratulations, Hampton! You beat Manhattan in a
play-in First Four game! Your reward? You get to play Kentucky on Thursday. Yikes.
Facing John Calipari's undefeated juggernaut is obviously a daunting task for the Pirates, who finished 8-8 in the lowly MEAC before winning the conference tourmament. So head coach Edward Joyner Jr. looked for divine intervention in his postgame press conference.
When asked about whether it would take "an act of God" to beat knock off the Wildcats, Joyner picked up a reporter's phone and said he was calling Jesus.
Between this and the Major League celebration, Hampton is quickly becoming a fan favorite. It's a shame they'll be heading home soon.
- Dan Gartland