Saint Peter’s made history on Friday night, becoming the first-ever No. 15 seed to reach the Elite Eight.
It wasn’t always easy for Saint Peter’s, but Shaheen Holloway’s squad made enough big plays down the stretch to eliminate No. 3 seed Purdue. Daryl Banks III led the charge with 14 points.
After the win, Holloway had a message for anyone doubting Saint Peter’s this NCAA tournament.
“What they gonna say now? Anybody got something to say?” Holloway said. “We can’t do this, we can’t do that, cinderella, underdogs. Listen, I got guys that just play basketball. I got a bunch of guys that just play basketball and have fun, that’s all we do.”
As you’d expect, the sports world is absolutely loving this Cinderella run from Saint Peter’s.
Here are some of the top reactions to the Peacocks’ latest win:
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— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 26, 2022
Saint Peter’s. Un-freakin’- believable!
— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) March 26, 2022
My wife, who had never heard of Saint Peter’s 10 days ago, just referred to Ndefo as “probably our best player.”
— Seth Walder (@SethWalder) March 26, 2022
This Saint Peter’s run is the greatest.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 26, 2022
The win over Kentucky in the first round was enough to make the sports world fall in love with this program. The past two wins over Murray State and Purdue have just been the cherry on top.
Saint Peter’s will try to punch its ticket to the Final Four on Sunday night against North Carolina.