Baylor won its first-round game over Syracuse, 78-69, and will play #1 seed Gonzaga in the second round on Saturday.
Baylor was a three-point machine early in thr game. The first six shots made by the Bears were from outside the arc.
Down 11 points early, Syracuse came back.
Baylor took a 38-37 lead into the locker room at halftime after making 10 three-pointers in the first half. Syracuse hit nine.
The Bears extended the lead slightly in the second half, but this game went down to the wire.
It was 68-65 Baylor at the last media timeout with 3:58 to play.
Freddie Gillespie and Makai Mason hit shots to extend the lead to 72-67.
The Bears defense stopped the Orange the rest of the way. Mason, with 22 points, led the Baylor attack.