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NCAA Tournament 2012 Predictions: Jordan Dykstra Could Cause Problems For Baylor Bears

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits aren't getting a lot of love the in the 2012 NCAA bracket predictions in their matchup against the Baylor Bears. All hope isn't lost in March Madness, however, as there are some out there that think the Jackrabbits might have the right pieces to pull off an upset.

St. Cloud, Minn., native Nate Wolters obviously gets the majority of the publicity, but there's a sleeper on the team that could create some havoc. Jordan Dykstra, the team's pick-and-pop power forward, could be a Giant Killer according to ESPN.

Nate Wolters gets all the pub with his 21.3 ppg and 6.0 apg, but Dykstra could be the difference-maker if the Jackrabbits justify the hype that's building around the program. Why? Because at 6-foot-8, he can pull opposing bigs away from the paint thanks to his 48.6 percent 3-point shooting.

Dykstra averaged 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game this season while making 51 of his 105 3-point attempts.

For more on the Jackrabbits, visit our team page. For more coverage of South Dakota State in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, visit our 2012 NCAA Tournament StoryStream. Oh, and here's a link to both the men's and women's printable NCAA Tournament bracket.

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