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Gary Putnik | | March 20, 2022

Women's college basketball: No. 10 South Dakota stuns No. 2 Baylor, second 10-over-2 upset on Sunday

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For the second time today, a No. 10 seed has upset a No. 2. This is the first time at least two No. 2 seeds lost in the second round since 2016. This time, No. 10 South Dakota knocked off No. 2 Baylor 61-47 on the Bears' home court.

This loss for Baylor snaps its streak at 12 consecutive trips to the Sweet 16.

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The Coyotes kept their foot on the gas from the jump, getting out to an 11-0 lead to start the game and taking a 34-23 lead into the half. Baylor finished the season 2-5 when trailing at the half. Through two tournament games for South Dakota, it has never trailed. Its largest lead in Sunday's matchup was 16. 

A big part of the Coyotes' upset was their 3-point shooting. They shot 8-16 from deep, while Baylor went 5 for 25. South Dakota's Hannah Sjerven made two of the eight 3s and led her team with 16 points on the day.

Prior to this year's tournament, the Coyotes were 0-3 in March Madness. They've now brought it close to .500 with a win over No. 7 Ole Miss in the first round and the win over Baylor in the second this year.

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