ALBANY, N.Y. — The last time the Saint Peter’s Peacocks won a post-season game was back in 1980.
Back then, Post-It Notes were just hitting the market, John Lennon was shot outside of his apartment, and millions of people tuned in to find out who killed J.R. Ewing on the hit TV show ‘Dallas’.
Many things have changed, and while Post-It Notes continue to be made and sold, the Peacocks haven’t won a post-season game since the 1980 NIT. After accepting an invite to the 2017 CIT, they were hoping to put an end to their lengthy drought.
In order to reverse their fortunes, the Peacocks would have to do so on the road against the Albany Great Danes.
Albany, who fell in the America East final to the Vermont Catamounts, were looking to give their home fans at least one more victory to cheer about. After the first half, the Great Danes held a one point lead.
The second half was a different story. Albany stretched their lead to as many as nine points early on, but the Peacocks were determined to end their drought in the post-season.
With 3:38 to play in the game, Quadir Welton got a layup to drop, giving the Peacocks a slim one-point lead, at 53-52.
Saint Peter’s would hold onto the lead the rest of the way, coming away with a hard-fought 59-55 victory over Albany. Continue reading RECAP: Saint Peter’s pick up first post-season win since 1980 with 59-55 victory at Albany