NCAA Tournament: Saint Peter’s Historical Elite Eight Trip Isn’t Enough for Peacocks’ Hero Doug Edert: ‘We’re Not Satisfied’

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks have made NCAA Tournament history.

On Friday night, the Peacocks defeated Purdue to become the first 15-seed to make the Elite Eight in the history of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The small school from Jersey City has become the focal point of college basketball in the most unpredictable winning streak ever.

The Peacocks have topped Kentucky, Murray State, and now the Boilermakers. The legend of Saint Peter’s will live forever regardless of the outcome in the Elite Eight game.

However, hero Doug Edert said that they aren’t satisfied just yet.

Saint Peter’s hero Doug Edert insists they aren’t satisfied with an Elite Eight trip

Edert gets brutally honest following the biggest win in program history and the record-setting performance by the Peacocks.

Purdue was held in check by Saint Peter’s, and top NBA Draft prospect Jaden Ivey had a night to forget. The Boilermakers star finished with just nine points on 4-12 from the field with six turnovers as the Peacocks dialed up stellar defense all game long.

The excitement was off the charts for Saint Peter’s, and head coach Shaheen Holloway could barely finish his postgame press conference.

The Peacocks are real. The Elite Eight is theirs.

Yet, Edert and the rest of Saint Peter’s aren’t satisfied just yet.

Saint Peter’s made NCAA History by becoming the lowest seed to make the Elite Eight

Saint Peter’s stunned everybody for the third straight game with a gritty game against Purdue. Oh, and they did it on National Peacock Day also. The destiny is too real for the small Jesuit school from New Jersey.

Last year, oral Roberts fell just short of an Elite Eight trip. This year, Saint Peter’s defied all odds and knocked off a pair of powerhouses in Purdue and Kentucky.

The story writes itself, and if Saint Peter’s can get to the Final Four, this will easily be the most significant accomplishment in March Madness history, if it isn’t already.

As Holloway said in his interview, they were the underdogs. They were doubted. And none of it mattered.

The magic continues for at least one more game.

Only North Carolina stands in the way of the greatest Cinderella story of all time

Can Saint Peter's keep the magic going?
Doug Edert of the St. Peter’s Peacocks and Ethan Morton of the Purdue Boilermakers react to a shot in the first half of the game in the Sweet Sixteen round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 25, 2022, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Right after Saint Peter’s got the victory, they anxiously watched UCLA and North Carolina duel it out. The blueblood programs battled it out and fought each other all game long.

However, the Tar Heels walked away with the victory as their remarkable run continues. North Carolina defeated Duke in Coach K’s final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, which sparked everything.

The Tar Heels defeated Virginia but lost to Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament, beat Marquette by 32 in the Round of 64 and upset top-seed and defending champs Baylor. After that, they took care of UCLA.

So, Saint Peter’s-North Carolina it is for a Final Four bid. Who saw this coming?

Nobody.

The Peacocks surely aren’t done yet, and the Cinderella story Peacocks are ready to wear that glass slipper.

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