Saint Peter’s upsets Kentucky: University website crashes, New Jersey governor celebrates on Twitter

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The Saint Peter campus exploded when DJ Khaled’s “All I Do is Win” blasted through the loudspeakers. And with that, St. Peter was officially born on March 17, 2022.

The No. 15 seeded Peacocks celebrated after an upset 85-79 victory over No. 2 seed Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Few college basketball experts saw it coming, and few knew much about the school. After the game, the university’s website crashed with the amount of traffic it was getting.

It was the type of good mayhem that was a reminder of why March Madness is so special.

But the official Peacocks Twitter account wanted more and then publicly asked Twitter to verify them. UMBC Athletics, a now verified account, was quick to Welcome to Saint Peter in the club. The Retrievers are best known for upsetting No. 1 seed Virginia as the No. 16 seed in 2018.

While many are still learning about Saint Peter’s, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy never doubted the team. He took to Twitter to share his parenthesis in which he predicted the surprise.

Singer Jack Harlow also took to social media to acknowledge the Peacocks, tweeting “Always been a St. Peter’s fan”. The feeling was mutual because the Peacocks replied that they play his music in the Run Baby Run arena in Jersey City.

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