Saint Peter's made NCAA Basketball history with another stunning upset and wow their fans by
become the first No. 15 seed in history
Saint Peter’s has become the underdog that everybody has come to love in the past week of the NCAA tournament and that love will only continue to grow.
After what the Peacocks did Friday night in Philadelphia they upset No. 3 Purdue to become the first No. 15 seed in history to advance to the Elite Eight.
Saint Peter’s took a four-point lead in the final minute of a back-and-forth game against the Boilermakers and were able to hold on for the 67-64 victory.
Despite Purdue grabbing 14 more rebounds, 40 to 26, Saint Peter's attempted six more free throws and shot 90.5 percent from the stripe on their 21 attempts.
Daryl Banks III scored a team-high 14 points, while Clarence Rupert added 11, including the team's first seven points, and Edert scored 10.
Purdue, which entered the game with the most efficient offense in the country, per kenpom.com, one that sank 38.8 percent of its 3-pointers, made just five of 21 attempts from deep.
Every team from the Big Ten is now eliminated from the NCAA tournament after nine schools had their name called on Selection Sunday.
The Boilermakers were picked to advance to the Elite Eight in 32.74 percent of entries in the official Bracket Challenge Game, compared to Saint Peter's being chosen in just 0.87 percent of brackets.