Hampton Coach Jokes He Has 'Jesus On Speed Dial' For Help Against Kentucky

03/18/2015 11:21 am ET | Updated Mar 18, 2015

Coach Edward Joyner Jr. and his Hampton University Pirates won't be the only basketball team that might need divine intervention to beat top-rated Kentucky. But Joyner did something about it.

After his team beat Manhattan on Tuesday to advance to a date with the unbeaten Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament, Joyner was asked how difficult the challenge of playing Kentucky may be. In a lighthearted moment, the coach pulled out his cell phone and told reporters, "I told you I had Jesus on speed dial."

"Hey Jesus. First of all, you can't play," Joyner began the conversation. It was a pretty funny routine, with Jesus ultimately hanging up on the coach. "I guess he'll get back to me," Joyner quipped.

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