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Who is Baylor playing in the second round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket?

Baylor has won their first round matchup and has advanced to the second round. We take a look at who their next opponent will be in 2023 March Madness.

Baylor Bears guard Adam Flagler reacts to a play during the second half against UC Santa Barbara Gauchos in the first round of the 2023 NCAA men s basketball tournament at Ball Arena. Michael Ciaglo-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: No. 6 Creighton outlasted No. 11 NC State 72-63 to advance to the second-round. They’ll face Baylor on Sunday.

The Baylor Bears will continue their quest for a second national championship in three years, as they romped the UCSB Gauchos 74-56 to open their 2023 NCAA Tournament run on Friday.

2023 March Madness bracket

Who is Baylor playing in second round?

The Bears will face the winner of Friday’s matchup between the No. 6 Creighton Bluejays and No. 11 NC State Wolfpack. They’ll face off on Sunday at Ball Arena in Denver. Tip-off time will be announced later Friday night.

Baylor has faced NC State once in their history, and that was all the way back in 1950. The schools faced off in the third-place game of the the NCAA Tournament that year, with the Wolfpack winning 53-41. Baylor and Creighton have faced off five times, with the Bluejays leading the series 3-2. They most recently met in 2017 non-conference play, with No. 22 Baylor beating unranked Creighton 65-59. Prior to that, they met in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, where the sixth-seeded Bears upset the third-seeded Bluejays 85-55 in the second round.