Fans who attended the New York Rangers-Pittsburgh Penguin game at Madison Square Garden were thrilled to see Saint Peter make his way to the Elite Eight.
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks Cinderella Race isn’t over yet. On Friday night, Saint Peter’s beat No. 3 Purdue Boiling with a score of 67-64 to advance to the Elite Eight, becoming the first 15 seed to do so. The private Jesuit college basketball program in Jersey City has brought the New York/New Jersey area to life.
The New York Rangers hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, and by the end of the third round, the crowd had erupted in cheers as they watched Saint-Peter’s-Purdue’s final score on jumbotron.
Madison Square Garden crowd erupts after Saint Peter upsets Purdue
This is the same crowd that saw the Rangers score three goals in the first five minutes of the game. They had all sorts of energy seeing that the Peacocks will now be fighting for a chance at a spot in the Finals on Sunday, March 27.
The Peacocks were led by junior squire Daryl Banks III, who dropped 14 points while shooting 6 to 14 from the scene. Banks helped Saint Peter’s draw Purdue with 57 points each and lead 59-57 in consecutive jumps.
For the hockey game taking place at MSG, Rangers beat Penguins 5-1 after two goals from Chris Kreider and a 20 save from goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin.
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