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Monday, March 21, 2022

Sportsman of the Week Ending 3/20/2022

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is perhaps the most anticipated in the sports calendar with the volume and variety of games and teams all vying for a National Championship.  While there are usually some interesting upsets, the Sweet 16 typically recalibrates to the highly ranked teams.  Tell that to the St. Peter's Peacocks.  With absolutely nobody pushing them through on their brackets, they are dancing through to the second weekend.  The face of the amazing two game stretch is probably best personified as Doug Edert.  The slight guard came off the bench in both games to lead the team in scoring for the weekend with amazing shot after amazing shot.  What he didn't get in playing time, he made up for in efficiency.  Edert came through in the clutch in a monumental upset of the 2 seeded Kentucky Wildcats with a near-flawless 5/7 from the field (2/2 from 3-point territory) and 8/8 from the free throw line in a stunning 85-79 overtime win.  He followed that up with a 4/6, 1/2, 4/6 performance in the downing of Murray State 70-60.  He played no more than 25 minutes in either game but his clutchness defined what the Peacocks did.  And that was, survive and advance.  Edert is a worthy Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week!

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