Is there any hope for Hampton?

03/19/2015 04:40 PM

Edward Joyner, the University of Hampton’s head basketball coach, said he’ll need to have “Jesus on speed dial” to call for help when the Pirates play No. 1 overall seed Kentucky on Thursday in Louisville.

Joyner then proceeded to give Jesus a call, and Jesus hung up on him.

No 16-seed has ever upset a No. 1 seed in men’s Division I NCAA tournament history — not even once — but there have been some close calls, and No. 3 seeds Iowa State and Baylor have already fallen victims to 14-seeds Auburn Birmingham and Georgia State in Thursday’s surprising second round.

So, needless to say, Cal and the Cats won’t be taking the Pirates lightly.


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