New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy predicted both FDU and Princeton upsets

Last week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy took to social media to sound off on Rutgers being excluded from the NCAA Tournament. Turns out that Gov. Murphy backed up his love of New Jersey with his bracket.

New Jersey’s governor went bipartisan and pro-New Jersey with his bracket, picking both No. 16 FDU to upset No. 1 Purdue and No. 15 Princeton to beat No. 2 Arizona.

And it isn’t shocking that the governor of New Jersey would actively support and back the state’s school. It is state pride after all and just common sense for a politician, right? For what it is worth, Gov. Murphy may be pro-New Jersey but he is also pragmatic.

He has both FDU and Princeton losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

It is the second straight year that New Jersey has rocked the NCAA Tournament. Last year, St. Peter’s beat No. 2 Kentucky in the opening round and then No. 7 Murray State to advance to the Sweet 16. They then beat No. 3 Purdue before losing to eventual champion North Carolina.



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Last week following ‘Selection Sunday,’ Gov. Murphy weighed in on Rutgers basketball losing out on an NCAA Tournament bid. He went so far as to cite the KenPom Rankings in his tweet that Rutgers should have made the tournament.


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