Saint Peter’s Peacocks No. 15 advanced to Sweet 16 after their win over Murray State. But how far did the 15 seeds go in the NCAA Tournament?
Saint Peter’s Peacocks entered the NCAA Tournament as the 15th seed, and the Jersey City, NJ-based team became the cheerleader. They did the almost impossible, because they beat Kentucky Wildcats #2 in the opening round. If you thought their run would end in Round 32, you’d be wrong.
On Saturday, the Peacocks beat 7th driver Murray State 70-60 to advance to the Sweet 16. KC senior Ndefo scored 17 points (5 to 10 from the field) and won 10 rebounds, while junior Doug Edert scored 13 points. off the bench (4 to 6 from the pitch).
With Saint Peter’s promotion, how far has a 15th seed gone in the NCAA Tournament?
How far have 15 seeds in March Madness gone?
Saint Peter’s are the third 15 seeds to make it to the Sweet Round of 16 since the Open in 1985, joining the 2013 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and the 2021 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles. As far as 15 seeds have appeared in March Madness , it was Sweet 16.
After defeating Georgetown Hoyas and the San Diego State Aztecs, the Florida Gulf Coast was eliminated by Florida in the third round of March Madness.
Last year, the Oral Roberts racked up nasty wins over the Ohio State Buckeyes and Florida before they were eventually sent home by the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Saint Peter’s will become the first 15 seed to make it to the Elite Eight. To do so, they will have to beat the winner of Saturday’s game between #3 Purdue Boil and #6 Texas Longhorns.
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