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NCAA Tournament Bracket 2012, Baylor Vs. South Dakota State Score: Jackrabbits' Season Ends With 68-60 Loss To Bears

The No. 14 seed South Dakota State Jackrabbits let an early lead slip away but continued to battle until the final buzzer, eventually falling the the No. 3 seed Baylor Bears, 68-60.

The Jackrabbits jumped out to a 19-7 lead to start the game before Baylor came charging back to take control of the game and a 36-30 lead to the half. The Bears kept the Jackrabbits at arm's length for much of the second half until a last-ditch run by South Dakota State made things interesting.

Brayden Carlson had a three-point shot to draw the Jackrabbits within one point with 30 seconds to play, but the shot bounced off the front iron and Baylor was able to put away the win at the free throw line.

Baylor was led by guard Pierre Jackson with 18 points while his backcourt teammate Brady Heslip added 17 points.

The Jackrabbits were led by guard Nate Wolters with a game-high 19 points, four assists and four rebounds, while Chad White chipped in 15 points.

While the season ends for South Dakota State, Baylor advances to play the winner of No. 6 seed UNLV vs. No. 11 seed Colorado.

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.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.