The great thing about the N.C.A.A. basketball tournament is that a low-budget small school can beat large schools that spent millions on constructing basketball powerhouses. Dreams can come true in an instant!
Saint Peter’s made NCAA Tournament history on Friday by becoming the first No. 15 seed ever to advance into the Elite Eight after knocking off No. 3 seed Purdue 67-64 in a Sweet 16 stunner.
Many “experts” are predicting that Cinderella’s time in this NCAA Tournament will be over. I agree that once again Saint Peter’s is going to be at a disadvantage. No one expected the Peacocks to be here and no one is expecting them to make the Final Four. But being the underdog and continuing to play with no pressure, the team’s free and easy attitude has helped them, especially at the end of games when it seemed like their opponent froze.