Mar 19, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; St. Peter’s Peacocks guard Doug Edert (25) shoots the ball over Murray State Racers forward Jordan Skipper-Brown (31) in the second half during the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Robert Goddin-USA TODAY Sports

Two days after busting brackets everywhere with a stunning upset of Kentucky, the Saint Peter’s Peacocks were at it again.

They became the third No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16 with a 70-60 upset of No. 7 Murray State.

The game was close throughout, but Saint Peter’s was always in control. The Peacocks never trailed and led throughout the second half.

While not on the scale of the win over Kentucky, beating Murray State was still surprising. It drew a big reaction on Twitter from those watching the game.

So, what lies ahead for Saint Peter’s. The Peacocks will take on the winner of Saturday’s game between Pudue and Texas. Saint Peter’s will again be the underdog. But while the first two games of the tournament were at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis — much closer t0 the campuses of Kentucky and Murray State — the Peacocks will have more of a home-court advantage.

History, however, is not on Saint Peter’s’ side. The previous two No. 15 seeds to reach the Sweet 16 were Florida Gulf Coast in 2013 and Oral Roberts in 2021. Both lost. So, the Peacocks will need to break trends if they’re going to reach the Elite Eight.

But if this program has taught us nothing else, it’s perfectly capable of defying expectations and making history.

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