NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament First Round-NC State vs Creighton

Mar 17, 2023; Denver, CO, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack guard Jarkel Joiner (1) shoots for the basket as Creighton Bluejays center Ryan Kalkbrenner (11) defends during the second half in the first round of the 2023 NCAA men s basketball tournament at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ciaglo-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Kalkbrenner could pose a matchup problem for his next opponent as sixth-seeded Creighton and third-seeded Baylor prepare for a second-round showdown at the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in Denver.

Both programs are eyeing a return to the Sweet 16 via the South Region. Baylor and Creighton each made the second weekend of the tournament in 2021, when the Bears went on to win the national championship, but both lost in the second round in 2022.

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