Bracket-Busting Saint Peter’s Run Ends In Elite Eight
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saint Peter’s saw its fantastic run in the NCAA Tournament end with a 69-49 loss to North Carolina in the East Region final.
The Peacocks were the first No. 15 seed to ever reach the Elite Eight.
Thanks for everything, @PeacocksMBB 🦚
What a run 👏 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Ch7kIIHCFg
— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 27, 2022
Saint Peter’s missed 16 of its first 20 shots and never led.
The magical run comes to an end in Philly#StrutUp🦚 pic.twitter.com/Y4NvhIbDh1
— Saint Peter's Men's Basketball (@PeacocksMBB) March 27, 2022
Saint Peter’s was the story of the tournament after it beat No. 2 seed Kentucky, No. 7 Murray State and No. 3 Purdue.
Thank you, Peacock Nation. 🦚💙 pic.twitter.com/xhuVjgzdKZ
— Saint Peter’s Athletics (@SPUAthletics) March 27, 2022
The basketball team put the tiny commuter college in Jersey City, New Jersey on the map.