NCAA Tournament

Social Media Celebrates Saint Peter's Historic March Madness Run

Twitter gave the Peacocks applauds following their unprecedented NCAA Tournament journey

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Take a bow, Saint Peter’s.

The MAAC champions’ remarkable March Madness run came to an end on Sunday with a 69-49 loss to North Carolina in the Elite Eight. Despite falling short of the Final Four, the Peacocks still took the basketball world by storm over the last two weeks.

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The Peacocks first made headlines with a shocking first round win over No. 2 Kentucky to open the NCAA Tournament. The victory was just the 10th ever by a No. 15 seed over a No. 2 seed in the history of the men’s tournament, but Saint Peter’s was just getting started.

Shaheen Holloway’s team picked up a second tournament win by beating No. 7 Murray State in the second round. It then made history with its Sweet 16 win over No. 3 Purdue, becoming the first team seeded No. 12 or lower to reach the Elite Eight.

No. 8 North Carolina put an end to Saint Peter’s miraculous tournament journey, but before turning focus to a loaded Final Four, people took a moment to celebrate the Peacocks on Twitter:

Along with the outside support for the team, Saint Peter’s thanked its fans following the defeat:

While Saint Peter’s run is over, it won’t soon be forgotten.

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