Cinderella Story No More


Photo Credits: Saint Peter’s Men Basketball Twitter

Scott Morris, Staff Writer

The Cinderella Story of the 2022 March Madness Tournament has reached its final chapter. After shocking the nation in the opening three rounds of the NCAA Tournament, the magical run of St. Peter’s of New Jersey has unfortunately ended. The Peacocks began their miracle run after defeating Kentucky in an overtime thriller with a score of 85-79. Junior, Daryl Banks III led the Peacocks in scoring as he dropped 27-points and four rebounds. New Jersey’s own Doug Edert wasn’t too far beyond Banks as he scored 20-points with 4 rebounds.
The nation instantly fell in love with the Peacocks of St. Peter’s because that’s what March Madness is all about, the Cinderella Story and the improbable upsets. Following St. Peter’s epic first-round win, they faced off against the Murray State Racers and shocked the world again. The Peacocks slowly showed the world that they meant business and could play with the big-name schools. Once again, Doug Edert got his name into the mix as he had another double-digit scoring affair. Jersey City and all of New Jersey had the backs of the Peacocks, and they made sure it was known.
The Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds were hosted in Philadelphia, only a short ride from Jersey City. As a result, Peacock’s nation showed up in big numbers to support their team. The Boilermakers of Purdue were the Peacock’s next massive challenge, but the underdog again left victorious. The story’s final chapter came Sunday night as North Carolina proved their dominance by defeating the Peacocks. St. Peter’s will live forever in the record books as they became the first fifteen seed to reach the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament.