While Cinderella story ends for St. Peter’s basketball, parade and keys to the city on the horizon


While the Cinderella story ended for the St. Peter’s men’s basketball team last night, a parade and keys to the city are on the horizon to honor their historic run.

Twitter photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Today’s game changes very little for us. We couldn’t be prouder of @PeacocksMBB
+ we’ll 100% do a parade/keys to the city for this team to say THANK YOU properly from all of us in #JerseyCity + NJ. You showed the best of our city to the world + we ❤️ you for that,” Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted last night.

This afternoon, Fulop told HCV that the parade will be held on Friday afternoon, with further details to be released tomorrow.

After scoring three massive upsets in a row over Kentucky, Murray State, and Purdue, respectively, the Peacocks got trounced by North Carolina on Sunday night, losing 49 to 69 in a game where they shot just 30 percent from the field.

While the scrappy Jersey City squad was finally outclassed by the legendary Michael Jordan’s alma matter, they showed incredible grit and determination in the March Madness tournament, becoming the first 15 seed to ever make it to the Elite 8.

North Carolina now heads to the final four against Duke, while Villanova will square off against Kansas.

On Twitter, St. Peter’s thanked everyone who supported them during this unprecedented run.

Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information.

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