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Saint Peter’s wild March Insanity get more than Purdue shocks sports activities globe: ‘I necessarily mean lol’


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The total athletics planet appeared to be in Saint Peter’s corner on Friday evening.

The Peacocks pulled off an extraordinary upset of No. 3-seeded Purdue 67-64 and became the very first No. 15 seed to achieve the Elite Eight in NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament history.

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Clarence Rupert #12 of the St. Peter's Peacocks reacts in the second half of the game against the Purdue Boilermakers in the Sweet Sixteen round of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 25, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Clarence Rupert #12 of the St. Peter’s Peacocks reacts in the next 50 % of the game versus the Purdue Boilermakers in the Sweet Sixteen round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Match at Wells Fargo Centre on March 25, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The Saint Peter’s men’s basketball Twitter account only experienced one response to the victory.

The relaxation of the sports activities globe chimed in.

Martha Stewart reacted on Instagram: “with just one moment fifty still left , St. peter’s is winning. pleeeeeese! they are known as the peacocks and you know that i love peacocks and that i am from new jersey!!!!!”

Purdue experienced a four-point direct with about 5 minutes left in the recreation but the two teams went back and forth. Foul pictures at the close and aggressive and precise shooting from the Peacocks proved to the variance-maker at the conclude of the activity.

Purdue out-shot Saint Peter’s 42.6% to 38.9% and out-rebounded Saint Peter’s 37-26 but turned the ball around 15 situations, which appeared to be a massive variance-maker in the gain for the Peacocks.

Saint Peter's Doug Edert, right, tries to get past Purdue's Mason Gillis during the first half of a college basketball game in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament, Friday, March 25, 2022, in Philadelphia.

Saint Peter’s Doug Edert, correct, tries to get past Purdue’s Mason Gillis during the first 50 % of a college or university basketball match in the Sweet 16 spherical of the NCAA event, Friday, March 25, 2022, in Philadelphia.
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Daryl Financial institutions III led Saint Peter’s with 14 details. He experienced three rebounds as properly. Clarence Rupert had 11 points, all in the initially fifty percent. He also had three rebounds, a few steals and two blocks. Doug Edert had 10 details off the bench, including 3 essential foul pictures down the extend.

The compact Jesuit college from Jersey Metropolis, N.J., will endure to see at the very least just one more video game – the regional remaining from either North Carolina or UCLA on Sunday evening.

Saint Peter's celebrates after winning a college basketball game against Purdue in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament, Friday, March 25, 2022, in Philadelphia.

Saint Peter’s celebrates right after winning a college basketball activity versus Purdue in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament, Friday, March 25, 2022, in Philadelphia.
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It’s the furthest Saint Peter’s has at any time produced it in the event in faculty background.



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