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Saint Peter’s Men’s Basketball Defeats UAlbany, 59-55, in First Round CIT Action

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  March 16, 2017

EDISON, NJ – In the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, the Saint Peter’s University Peacocks defeated UAlbany 59-55. This is the first postseason victory for the Peacocks since the 1980 National Invitation Tournament. Saint Peter’s has earned a bye into the CIT Quarterfinals.

With the victory, Saint Peter’s reaches the 20-win plateau for the first time since the 2010-11 campaign. Nick Griffin led the charge for Saint Peter’s with a game-high 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting. All-MAAC Second Team Selections, Quadir Welton and Trevis Wyche combined for 24 points in the victory. This game featured 13 lead changes and five ties. Saint Peter’s held UAlbany to 27 second half points.

For more information on the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, visit http://www.collegeinsider.com/tournament/ to see whom the Peacocks will play next. The quarterfinals take place from March 24-26. All games are streamed through Facebook Live.

For more information on MAAC Men’s Basketball, visits maacsports.com/basketball and remember to follow the conversation on social media using #MAACHoops



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