The unlikeliest of all matchups will take place on Sunday evening, with the St. Peter’s Peacocks taking on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Elite Eight matchup. A 15 seed and an 8 seed are ready to go, with the winner heading to the Final Four in New Orleans. This game is scheduled for a 5:05 p.m. (ET) tip-off on CBS.
They are just a group of guys from New Jersey that are making history along the way. St. Peter’s in the first-ever 15 seed to advance past the Sweet 16 into the Elite Eight. It has been an incredible journey that no one could have expected, but it could be far from over as well.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are playing great basketball as they are headed to the Elite Eight as an 8 seed. The Tar Heels blew out Marquette in their first-round game and then knocked off the 1 seeded Baylor Bears. Can North Carolina continue this great run and possibly meet up with their arch-rivals in the Final Four? Check out March Madness Odds, analysis, and a free prediction for St. Peter’s Peacocks versus North Carolina Tar Heels.
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St. Peter’s Peacocks Notes
What a great story we have on our hands this year at the NCAA Tournament. A 15 seed has shocked the world and advanced to the Elite Eight with three big wins. The most impressive win was in the first round over the Kentucky Wildcats when it took overtime for the Peacocks to pull it out.
When you think of Cinderella stories, Florida Gulf Coast, UMBC, Loyola-Chicago, and many other teams come to mind, but put St. Peter’s at the top of the list now. Looking past their play, it is incredible to see how St. Peter’s got to this point with the obstacles they have faced.
With being a small mid-major college from New Jersey, there has not been a lot of funding for the program. Many bills have been unpaid for some time; the players could not play music during workout because the weight room is next to a classroom, and they have had to cancel games because of leaks in the gym. It has been an unbelievable run for St. Peter’s, and this is going to do so much for the university.
North Carolina Tar Heels Notes
One of college basketball’s blue bloods is back this year. We have three blue bloods left in the tournament with the Duke Blue Devils, the Kansas Jayhawks, and North Carolina.
Hubert Davis has taken his team to the Elite Eight in his first year as head coach of the Tar Heels. The former player himself at North Carolina is trying to bring back a National Championship to his alma mater.
North Carolina has won nine of their last ten games coming into the Elite Eight matchup, but all the pressure is on them, as they are the favorite in this fourth-round game. If the Tar Heels win, they could set up a matchup that the college basketball world would love against the Duke Blue Devils.
Caleb Love has been big in the NCAA Tournament for North Carolina. He led the way in the win over UCLA with a 30 point performance.
North Carolina is peaking at the right time of the season, and much is due to the play of Love. Who would have thought that the 8 seed Tar Heels would have the pressure on in the Elite Eight?