Hampton's coach tried to call Jesus during his press conference

Wednesday March 18th, 2015


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.

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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.

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