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Who is St. Peter’s? What you need to know about Kentucky's opponent in the first round of the NCAA tournament

The No. 15 seed Saint Peter's Peacocks pulled off a historic upset beating No. 2 seed Kentucky Wildcats 85-79 in overtime in the first round.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Now that the field of 68 has been set in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, who is Kentucky’s first-round opponent?

The Wildcats will face St. Peter’s University Peacocks during the first-round action of the tournament. The East stated teams will tip-off Thursday in Indianapolis.

Update: St. Peter's delivered a historic upset in the NCAA tournament.

The No. 15 seed Saint Peter's Peacocks beat No. 2 seed Kentucky Wildcats 85-79 in overtime on Thursday night in the first round of the men's tournament. 

RELATED: No. 15 Saint Peter's pulls off historic March Madness upset over Kentucky

Here's what we know about the Peacocks

Saint Peter's is part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). The Peacocks (19-11) are making their first tournament appearance since 2011.

Saint Peter's defeated Monmouth 60-54 to capture their fourth MAAC Championship and punched their March Madness big dance ticket.

According to the Associated Press, Saint Peter's ranks among the national leaders in field goal percentage defense.

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The university is 30 acre campus located in Jersey City, NJ. According to the most recent stats on its website, St. Peter's had 2,355 undergraduate students and an overall enrollment of 3,197.

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