Saint Peter’s College, a small Jesuit university in Jersey City, New Jersey stunned #2 Kentucky in the NCAA tournament first round and took out #7 Murray State in the second round. In the “Sweet Sixteen” round the Peacocks take on #3 Purdue on Friday.
As a proud boy from Noo Joisey I am cheering for these Joisey Boys to make it all the way to the NCAA Final Four!!
Saint Peter’s is the Cinderella story of the NCAA Tournament. They face a Purdue team that rose to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the first time in program history earlier this season and remained among the nation’s elite, even while navigating some defensive issues that kept it from winning the Big Ten regular season or conference titles. The Boilermakers are an offensive juggernaut led by star shooting guard Jaden Ivey and ultra-skilled big men Trevion Williams and Zach Edey. The team is seeking its first Final Four since 1980.
The betting is that here is no question the Boilermakers have the firepower to do it. The question is whether they have the defense to match. And the St. Pete’s defense is a strong point. Stay Tuned!