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If you like momentum, STATS LLC says look to the minnows. Belmont and Montana enter the tournament with the longest-active winning streaks at 14 games apiece. There are 13 teams entering March Madness on a streak of at least six straight wins, but none of them is from the big six power conferences. The last time that happened was 1997. In fact, Missouri and Florida State are the only schools from those leagues to enter first-round games with a streak of five.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Pulchritudinous.” What Harvard freshman Wesley Saunders wrote on a dry-erase board to stump his teammates while playing “Hangman” in the locker room before the team’s first practice prior to their first NCAA tournament game in 66 years. The game-within-a-game was reported by CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd, who also recounted Saunders’ victory speech.

“Characterized by, or having great physical beauty,” Saunders crowed, “such as myself.”

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WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

FIRST ROUND

At Dayton, Ohio(equals)

Vermont 71, Lamar 59

South Florida 65, California 54

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THURSDAY’S GAMES

EAST REGIONAL

At The CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh

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