UNDERDOGS: Saint Peter's is heading to the Sweet Sixteen! Social media has exploded with support

They are the third 15 seed to make it this far and the first team from New Jersey to head to the round of 16 in more than 20 years.

Brian Heyman

Mar 18, 2022, 1:54 PM

Updated 853 days ago

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UNDERDOGS: Saint Peter's is heading to the Sweet Sixteen! Social media has exploded with support
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First came the bracket-busting upset against basketball powerhouse Kentucky. Murray State was next to fall. Now, Jersey City's own Saint Peter's is heading to the Sweet Sixteen. 
They are the third 15 seed to make it this far and the first team from New Jersey to head to the round of 16 in more than 20 years. 
Social media has exploded with support after Saturday night's win. 
Sports columnist Steve Politi breaking down the stats:
News 12's Kurt Siegelin says "Cinderella lives on Kennedy Boulevard."
News 12's Keith Kocinski was at Run Baby Run Arena with some nervous students during the game. 
The New York Jets have entered the chat:
Former NFL punter/WWE commentator Pat McAfee calls the Peacocks A PROBLEM.
Rodger Sherman from The Ringer:
NJ TRANSIT showed support:
Speaking of Madness...
BreakingT is selling a unique St. Peter's shirt:
Here's a look at the wild response on social media after the win over Kentucky, with everyone from Gov. Phil Murphy to Dick Vitale strutting with the Peacocks:
First, the St. Peter's crowd went wild, with the screams of "ALL I DO IS WIN" booming in Jersey City:
Gov. Phil Murphy posted his bracket to show he always had the Peacocks' backs:
Sen. Bob Mendendez clapped back at Seton Hall to celebrate the Peacocks:
Sen. Cory Booker said to show the NCAA what New Jersey is made of:
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop checked the papers for the headlines about St. Peter's Day:
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference was strutting alongside the Peacocks:
Announcing legend Dick Vitale called it one of the biggest upsets in tournament history:
News 12 New Jersey's Brian Donohue shared the joy:
News 12 New Jersey's Marci Rubin didn't even mind that her bracket was busted:
News 12 New Jersey's Kurt Siegelin was "Jersey Proud" and jumped on to echo the celebration:
The Peacock streaming service flocked to its winged brethren to celebrate:
Rapper Jack Harlow, who is from Kentucky, even offered a take:


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