Jimmer Fredette

Midwest Region kicks off with lots of quality shooting

Naz Mitrou-Long and Iowa State love to shoot from deep. Same for Marcus Marshall and Nevada. Led by Dakota Mathias, Purdue set a school record for 3-pointers this season. Ernie Duncan and Vermont, they're game, too.

Welcome to the first day for the Midwest region of the NCAA Tournament, where some of college basketball's best shooters are ready to fire away at the home of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.

Mathias and the fourth-seeded Boilermakers take on Duncan and the Catamounts in the first round Thursday night, followed by Mitrou-Long and the Cyclones facing off with Marshall and the 12th-seeded Wolf Pack.

Then the rest of the region plays on Friday, beginning with...