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Last night the Hampton Pirates defeated the Manhattan Jaspers in one of the first two play-in games of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. As a reward, they now get to play 33-0 Kentucky, a team some observers are saying might be the greatest in the history of college basketball.
To say the odds are stacked against them is a little bit of an understatement, just as saying it’s a little bit of an understatement is also an understatement. (See what I did there?) Hampton is 17-17. They went 8-8 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, finishing in 6th place behind such college basketball powerhouses as North Carolina Central, Maryland-Eastern Shore, and Delaware State. They only reached the play-in game thanks to a magical run in the MEAC tournament. So the only way they’ll beat Kentucky is if the Wildcats’ bus crashes on the way to the game and all 16 players break their legs.
Luckily, Hampton coach Edward Joyner isn’t stressing out about the game. At the press conference after last night’s game, a reporter pointed out that Reggie Miller said it would take an act of God for Kentucky to lose, before asking Joyner what he thought about his team’s chances. The Hampton coach had a pretty amusing response.
Take a look:
You guys, I don’t think he was really talking to Jesus. He didn’t even have the phone turned the right way.
But seriously, good luck to the Hampton Pirates. May you only lose by 40 points.