The Saint Peter's University Men's Basketball team is having a truly historic season! The Peacocks won the MAAC conference tournament, earning their first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2011.
In an historic upset, the #15 Peacocks defeated #2 University of Kentucky in the opening round, securing the program's first-ever tournament win. The win makes the Peacocks just the tenth 15-seed to knock out a 2-seed in tournament history and also secures the first MAAC win in the NCAA tournament since 2009.
But they didn't stop there—after defeating #7 Murray State University in the round of 32, the Peacocks shocked the sports world again by beating #3 Purdue in the Sweet Sixteen. That historic upset made the Peacocks the first #15 seed in NCAA history to reach the Elite 8!
The squad, led by Coach Shaheen Holloway, is demonstrating on the national stage the level of grit, character and determination that has defined Saint Peter's for 150 years.
This historic moment was made possible by the hard work, commitment and sacrifice of our student-athletes, coaches and staff—and by donor support.
Saint Peter's athletics relies on donor support to provide critical resources for our student-athletes as they pursue their dream of earning a transformative Jesuit education while competing at the Division I level.
Throughout the tournament, the men's basketball team is showing the world something that the entire Peacock Nation knows: when you invest in hard work, commitment and sacrifice, the impossible becomes reality.
Invest in the next historic moment by making a gift to Men's Basketball today!
And remember, making a gift at the following level(s) qualifies you for a Peacock Plaque—a great way to honor this year's amazing team!
- Seat Sponsor—$500 level includes a plaque on a permanent seatback chair
- Peacock Flock Sponsor—$5,000 level includes an entire row (14 seats) of plaques