Doug Edert

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Junior guard Doug Edert might come off the bench, but his competitiveness and underdog mindset are catalysts 

for Saint Peter's University's unexpected run through the 2022 NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Edert's terrific touch as a 3-point shooter, scruffy teammate-given haircut and freshly grown mustache

caught the eyes of college basketball fans over the past month.

His story -- a local, under-recruited former high school star, who is thriving in the March Madness

spotlight -- is shared by many others on the Peacocks' roster.

Saint Peter's, a small Jesuit school in Jersey City, N.J., started its tournament run with upsets of No. 2 Kentucky and No. 7 Murray State. Another win would make the Peacocks the first No. 15 seed in history to reach the Elite Eight.