St. Peter's relishes underdog role

Updated: March 18, 2011, 9:02 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Don't tell them they're not big enough, not strong enough, not talented enough. Don't tell them that No. 14 seeds in the NCAA tournament are just 16-88 lifetime against No. 3 seeds.

Please excuse the St. Peter's Peacocks, but they don't want to be told what they can and can't do. After all, they've already defied the odds by winning the MAAC tournament championship to reach the Big Dance for the first time in 16 seasons.

So when they tell you they believe ...

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