March Madness is well underway, ladies and gentlemen! The NCAA Tournament has always been known for one thing: upsets. Due to the sudden death format of the tournament, any team has a chance of knocking out their opponents. The results are some incredible wins by underdog schools.
This year’s March Madness features the Saint Peter’s Peacocks as the underdogs. Coached by former All-American point guard Shaheen Holloway, Saint Peter’s made headlines a few days ago by knocking out the second-seeded Kentucky in the first round. Now, Holloway’s team continues the trend, as they barge into the Sweet 16 with an upset win over the seventh-seeded Murray State Racers.
Ja Morant, the superstar point guard of the Memphis Grizzlies, congratulated the Peacocks for eliminating his alma mater during March Madness. Morant wished the best of luck to the underdog team.
helluva season fellas 🐎 nothing to hold y'all heads down for.. Undefeated in conference.. won a chip. 💍 #RacerNation is always with y'all & behind y'all. 💯
St Peters. Big Time Win. & Congrats 💪🏽 It doesn't stop now, keep going ..
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) March 20, 2022
New Orleans Pelicans star CJ McCollum, on the other hand, had an interesting prediction for Holloway. After his stunning coaching job, McCollum believes that Holloway could get a massive bag for next season.
He’s about to get a 💼 💰 https://t.co/esJh4qCESy
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) March 20, 2022
Saint Peter’s became the 3rd team in March Madness history to make it to the Sweet 16 as a 15-seed. The last team to do that were the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, who did so last year. Holloway and company are hoping that their season doesn’t end in the same way as the Eagles, who were knocked out in the Sweet 16 round by Arkansas.
Regardless of whether they move to the Elite 8 or not, this is already an incredible achievement for the Peacocks. Their team had no recognizable names, yet they embodied the true spirit of March Madness and upset their opponents.