The Saint Peter’s Peacocks have pulled off another stunning upset — as 13-point underdogs — in the NCAA Tournament, taking down No. 3 seed Purdue 67-64 in the Sweet Sixteen. In doing so, Saint Peter’s becomes the first 15-seed to ever reach the Elite Eight.
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) March 26, 2022
HISTORY FOR SAINT PETER'S. CELEBRATION TIME FOR THE PEACOCKS. pic.twitter.com/Dv1jzMQ3JX
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 26, 2022
The epitome of March Madness.
Perhaps we shouldn’t even be considering these Saint Peter’s wins to be big upsets (despite what the seeding and point spreads suggest).
Saint Peter’s took down 2-seed Kentucky 85-79 in the first round. They followed that up with a 70-60 victory over Murray State in the Round of 32. And now they take down a 3-seed in the Sweet 16. None of these wins have looked remotely fluky to the eye test.
Saint Peter’s is the ONLY team to win multiple games as a double-digit underdog in an NCAA Tournament since the tournament expanded in 1985 (+18.5 vs Kentucky, +13 vs Purdue) pic.twitter.com/AJygIkVgzW
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 26, 2022
The Peacocks will face the winner of the North Carolina-UCLA game in the Elite Eight, with the a trip to the Final Four on the line.
Here’s some of the reaction to Saint Peter’s victory and mind-blowing NCAA Tournament run:
Without hyperbole, this is one of the most incredible sports stories ever. Saint Peter’s into the Elite 8?! #MarchMadness
— Damon Amendolara (@DAonCBS) March 26, 2022
I can’t believe that Saint Peter’s is going to the Elite Eight. You can’t believe Saint Peter’s is going to the Elite Eight. The college hoops world can’t believe Saint Peter’s is going to the Elite Eight.
But man, Saint Peter’s 100% believes they are going to the Eight Eight
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) March 26, 2022
Saint Peter’s. Unbelievable. One of the greatest and most improbable stories in the history of sports.
The NCAA Tournament. NOTHING BETTER.
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 26, 2022
Saint Peter's was picked to make the Elite Eight in just 1% of brackets.
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— ESPN (@espn) March 26, 2022
In retrospect, it's pretty impressive Kentucky took these guys to overtime.
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) March 26, 2022
Saint Peters has already beaten the program with the second most championships in NCAA Tournament history. Awaiting them next? No. 1 or No. 3.
— Michael Dixon (@mfdixon1985) March 26, 2022
Pretty sure you can just put all Saint Peter’s highlights in this year ‘One Shining Moment’
— Sean Paul (@SeanPaulCBB) March 26, 2022
Saint Peter's, a 15-seed, now has as many Sweet 16 victories since 1985 as the following schools:
— Heat Check CBB (@HeatCheckCBB) March 26, 2022