Saint Peter’s Is 3rd 15 Seed In Sweet 16, Beats Murray State
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Saint Peter’s broke the hearts of Kentuckians yet again, getting 17 points from KC Ndefo to beat Murray State 70-60 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament and complete its rise from obscurity into the Sweet 16.
First Sweet 16 in program history for No. 15 Saint Peter's. This is what it's all about 🙏 pic.twitter.com/xiVw9K3sEa
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 20, 2022
Two days after tossing eight-time national champion Kentucky out of the bracket, the tiny Jesuit school from Jersey City, New Jersey, became the third 15 seed to advance to a regional semifinal, joining Oral Roberts last year and Florida Gulf Coast in 2013.
Saint Peter’s ended a 21-game winning streak and a memorable season for Murray State, located 265 miles from Lexington in Kentucky’s southeastern corner.
Justice Hill led the Racers with 19 points.