NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket: Baylor Is A 3 Seed, Will Face South Dakota State On Thursday

Feb 27, 2012; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears forward Quincy Acy (4) celebrates with Baylor Bears forward Quincy Miller (30) after leaving the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at the Ferrell Center on senior night. Baylor won 77-48. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

The 2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket has been announced and the Baylor Bears will be a 3 seed.

The 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket and field has been announced, and the Baylor Bears will receive a 3 seed in the South region.

The Bears' first opponent will be the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, and they will play on Thursday, March 15 at TIME in Albuqurque. If the Bears wins their first matchup, they will face the winner of No. 6 UNLV and No. 11 Colorado on DATE.

Baylor earned the No. 3 seed with a 27-7 overall record. The Bears finished fourth in the regular-season Big 12 standings, starting fast, then fading down the stretch before their run to the Big 12 Tournament Championship.

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Mississippi Valley State/Western Kentucky (Thursday)

No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 UConn (Thursday)

No. 5 Wichita State vs. No. 12 VCU (Thursday)

No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 New Mexico State (Thursday)

No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Lehigh, (Thursday)

No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Xavier (Thursday)

No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 South Dakota State (Thursday)

No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 11 Colorado (Thursday)

For more on Baylor, visit Our Daily Bears. Click here for a link to our NCAA bracket 2012.

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