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Saint Peter’s Is 3rd 15 Seed In Sweet 16, Beats Murray State

Mar 19, 2022, 9:27 PM
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 19: KC Ndefo #11 of the St. Peter's Peacocks celebrates with teammate...
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 19: KC Ndefo #11 of the St. Peter's Peacocks celebrates with teammates after defeating the Murray State Racers 70-60 in the second round of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on March 19, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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.

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.

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