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After winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament, the Saint Peter’s Peacocks were slotted in at a 15 seed for the NCAA tournament, with a match versus 2 seed Kentucky. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks played with lots of physicality all season under head coach Shaheen Holloway, but the world finally got to see that after they beat a national championship candidate in Kentucky.  The Peacocks put on an offensive clinic against Kentucky, scoring 85 points, while shooting 50.9% from the field and 52.9% from 3. The sudden emergence of Doug Edert also helped lead the way for the Peacocks to win against Kentucky. After averaging 9.7 points per game in the regular season, Doug Edert came off the bench against Kentucky and scored 20 points, making 5 out of his 7 field attempts. Edert massively helped in clutch time against Kentucky, making 8 out of 8 free throw attempts. Even though Saint Peters beat Kentucky, they were still doubted. Saint Peters went out and beat the 7 seed, Murray State. During their game against Murray State, the Peacocks never lost a lead. The offense was not there for the Peacocks versus Murray State, scoring 70 points, while shooting 41.5% from the field and 23.1% from 3. Even though the offense was not there for the Peacocks, they showed out defensively, allowing 60 points, while allowing Murray State to shoot 34.6% from the field and 33.3% from 3. The Saint Peters defense was anchored by KC Ndefo, who had 6 blocks against Murray State. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are the 3rd 15 seed to make the sweet sixteen. Other than Saint Peters the only two 15 seeds that have made the sweet sixteen are, Florida Gulf Coast in 2013 and Oral Roberts in 2021.