They did it! The Saint Peter's Peacocks eeked out a 62-61 victory over Texas A&M Corpus Christi in Texas tonight. Trevis Wyche hit the first of two free throws with 0.9 seconds to play and intentionally missed the second to put the ball in play off a crazy hop which only got the Corpus Christi Islanders a long throw that never came close. The CIT title is Saint Peter's first postseason title for their basketball program. Philly senior Quadir Welton was named tournament MVP with another double-double tonight on 12 points and 13 rebounds. Saint Peter's just didn't make the mistakes the Islanders did in the clutch. Saint Peter's refused to give away a breakway layup with 5 minutes to play and blocked the shot. A few minutes later an Islander player broke in all alone for either a dunk or a layup, we'll never know, the ball wound up out of bounds. All in all though, the best team won the tournament. The Peacocks had to win 3 road games out of the 4 it took to win with two of the trips being to Texas.
This can only help Coach John Dunne and the Peacocks though they will lose a lot of senior talent and leadership. Here's to next year's banner hanging and this spring's parade!
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