March Madness 2022: Saint Peter’s has a fan on his two-time Super Bowl winner

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Saint Peter’s is set to play Bordeaux In their first ever appearance, Sweet 16 in NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, And the peacock has a famous name in their corner that goes to Friday night.

Eli Manningtwo-time Super Bowl champion with New York Giants, threw his support behind St. Peter on Thursday. He tweeted a picture of himself in a peacock shirt.

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Peter Peacocks coach Shaheen Holloway instructs during the game against the Murray State riders during the second round of the 2022 men’s basketball tournament at Ginbridge Fieldhouse on March 19, 2022, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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“What? I’ve been cheering for St. Peter for years. They’re my local NJ basketball team. Go peacock!!” Ole wrote Miss Alum.

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It’s the furthest St. Peter has contested in the tournament, and the 2022 tournament is her fourth-ever Big Dance appearance. The team finished 12th in 1991, 15th in 1995, 14th in 2011, and again as the 15th seed this time.

Saint Peter's Peacocks forward Clarence Robert and Foussini Dramatic (10) celebrate on the field during the second round of the NBA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament game against the Murray State Racers on March 19, 2022, at Ginbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Saint Peter’s Peacocks forward Clarence Robert and Foussini Dramatic (10) celebrate on the field during the second round of the NBA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament game against the Murray State Racers on March 19, 2022, at Ginbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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But no one believed that the peacock could have achieved this far. The team had to defeat championship favorites Kentucky in overtime in the first round and then pass the highly talented Murray State team in the second round to get a date with Purdue.

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Boilermakers will be their toughest match yet.

Purdue has been in or near the top five in the Associated Press rankings of the top 25 rankings for most of the season. Purdue pulls out of victories over Yale and Texas to score in the sweet 16. Jaden Ivey, Zach Eddy, Travion Williams and Sasha Stefanovic all top 10 points per game.

The Saint Peter's Peacocks gather on the field during the second round game of the NCAA Division I men's basketball against the Murray State Racers on March 19, 2022, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks gather on the field during the second round game of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball against the Murray State Racers on March 19, 2022, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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The two teams meet at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia at 7:09 p.m. ET. The winner goes to the regional final.

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