st peters vs purdue

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The Purdue Boilermakers play the Saint Peter's Peacocks in Sweet 16 action in Philadelphia. The winner plays the winner of the UCLA-North Carolina game on Sunday in the Elite Eight.

Cinderella’s latest chapter began with a strut, from the peace and quiet of a Wells Fargo Center hallway into the spotlight. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks had attracted it

of course, with this magical March Madness run, and grown used to it, but a row of cameramen flocking to film them … walking into an arena

A few glanced sideways, almost taken aback.

Then they settled into a locker room, and tugged on warmup shirts with three bold words printed on the fronts: “MORE IS POSSIBLE.”

And then, over two-plus hours here on Friday night, they proved it was.

They shocked third-seeded Purdue, 67-64, in a Sweet 16 game that oddsmakers thought wouldn’t be close. They became the first No. 15 seed to win a third game in the NCAA tournament. They'll meet North Carolina in the Elite Eight, but first, they had history to celebrate.