No. 15 seed Saint Peter’s made NCAA Tournament history on Friday evening, knocking off No. 3 seed Purdue 67-64 in a Sweet 16 stunner and becoming the first 15-seed ever to advance into the Elite Eight. The Peacocks’ win over the Boilermakers gave them their second victory as a double-digit underdog in three 2022 March Madness wins, something no team before them had ever accomplished. They will face off against either No. 4 seed UCLA or No. 8 seed North Carolina on Sunday in the East Region final.
Can Saint Peter’s become the first No. 15 seed to advance to the Elite Eight?
Purdue won’t be caught by surprise.
“(We’re) coming into this game like we’re playing the 2 seed because they beat the 2 seed.”
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) March 25, 2022
PREVIEW: The NCAA East Regional comes to Philly for the Sweet 16/Elite Eight.
— Allie Berube (@allieberube) March 26, 2022