Baylor was a popular Sweet 16 pick coming into the tournament, but Yale didn't seem to care about that. The Ivy League champions beat Baylor 79-75 in the first potential bracket buster of March Madness, paving the way for a second round matchup against Duke.
Makai Mason scored a career-high 31 points and Yale withstood a late comeback that saw Baylor get within 2 points in the closing seconds.
Taurean Prince led the Bears with 28 points, but his late-game theatrics (which included difficult, contested three-pointers in the game's final minute) were thwarted when Lester Mudford lost his dribble, trailing by two points with two seconds left in the game.
Baylor is one of four Big 12 teams to play on Thursday. The conference is currently 1-2 (and should finish 2-2 with a Kansas win). Yale is the only Ivy League team in the field of 68.