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Carter's impact won't soon be forgotten

Loss hurts, but Baylor wouldn't have made it this far without senior guard's contribution

Updated: April 8, 2010, 1:36 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

HOUSTON -- Seated in a folding chair in Baylor's quiet postgame locker room, Tweety Carter's elbows dug into his thighs as his cheeks pressed into balled fists. The stoic senior point guard's bloodshot eyes finally couldn't hold back the tears.

His four-year run is over, having ended Sunday night, 78-71,beneath a smothering Duke defense and a late surge in the South Region final at a rocking, gold-and-green clad Reliant Stadium, one stop short of the Bears' first trip to the Final Four since ...

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