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'They need to focus on matching up with us'

Went in search of some more information on Saint Peter's, Purdue's opening opponent in the NCAA tournament, and found that its players are pretty confident.

Despite not knowing much about the Boilermakers.

"We're not focused on matching up with them," senior point guard Nick Leon told the Star Ledger. "They need to focus on matching up with us."

Maybe once Leon actually watches some tape on Purdue -- and his likely matchup, Lewis Jackson -- he'll back off a bit?

Here are some other links for the Peacocks:

  • In referencing the team's style, a focus on defense, leading scorer Wesley Jenkins said, "I wouldn't want to watch us if I were a fan." For more from Jenkins and more brashness from Leon, check this out.
  • Leon calls Saint Peter's "the new Butler."
  • Here's a scene-setter and reaction from Sunday night's selection show.
  • A unique angle: A behind-the-scenes look at how the team prepared for its MAAC title game.