16. St. Peters Peacocks
Tournament Results: Kentucky 85-79, Murray State 70-60
The Cinderella story of this postseason is undoubtedly the Peacocks of St. Peters. After shocking heavily-favored Kentucky in the Round of 64, St. Peter’s punched its ticket to the Sweet 16 after comfortably taking care of Murray State. Los Angeles native Daryl Banks III is the straw stirring the proverbial drink for the Peacocks. He had 27 points in the victory over UK, and is constantly tasked with keeping the tempo just where his team wants it.
St. Peter’s will once again assume the role as the underdog versus the Purdue Boilermakers. While Purdue has a considerable size advantage, we can’t count St. Peter’s out completely. They’re playing with house money — as the pressure is all on the higher-ranked seed at this point.
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