Saint Peters from New Jersey is the new Cinderella story of the NCAA Tournament!

Written by Doug Rush

Who had Saint Peters advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament?

Nobody? Good.

On Saturday night, the Saint Peters Peacocks from Jersey City, New Jersey became the third 15th seed in tournament history to advance to the Sweet 16.

In their first round matchup, they shocked the world and put the entire sports world on notice for upsetting national powerhouse and #2 seed Kentucky. Then came the upset over #7 seed Murray State.

Saint Peters will await the winner of the game between Purdue and Texas.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.