Tiny Saint Peter's Aims for History on Sunday

A No. 15 seed has never reached the Final Four
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 27, 2022 5:30 AM CDT
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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski cuts down the net after Duke defeated Arkansas in the Elite 8 round of the NCAA men's tournament in San Francisco on Saturday.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Coach K's farewell tour will end at his record-setting 13th Final Four. The Duke Blue Devils extended the career of Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski for one more weekend after beating Arkansas 78-69 on Saturday night in the West Region final, per the AP. Duke advanced to the Final Four, as did another No. 2 seed, Villanova, which defeated Houston 50-44. While Coach K's win is historic, a bigger story could unfold on Sunday:

  • Little-known St. Peter's University of New Jersey will try to reach the Final Four in its game against No. 8 seed North Carolina. St. Peter's—already the first No. 15 seed to advance to the Elite Eight—hopes to go one better on Sunday. The game starts at 5:05pm Eastern on CBS. (The AP profiles the small school.)

  • The other game pits No. 10 Miami against No. 1 Kansas. It starts at 2:20pm Eastern on CBS.
  • As for the soon-to-retire Coach K, “to see the joy, I can’t explain it, because, you know, I’m a grandfather, I’ve lived through my daughters, I’m living through my grandchildren but now I’m living through these guys," Krzyzewski said on the court before cutting down the net. "Holy mackerel!”
(Read more Final Four stories.)

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