Three-point project: ACC
On Dec. 30, 1992, Howard Eisley hit a 23-foot buzzer-beater in a 94-93 overtime win against 12th-ranked Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. Eisley's shot followed back-to-back rejections by Lawrence Moten and Conrad McRae.
On March 1, 2008, at Maryland, Clemson trailed by 20 points in the second half but took a 73-70 lead on a Terrence Oglesby three-pointer with 2.3 seconds left. The Terrapins missed and Clemson won in dramatic fashion.
On March 30, 1991, in Indianapolis, with Duke trailing 76-71 with 2:14 remaining in the NCAA semifinals against 34-0 UNLV, Bobby Hurley dribbled up and buried a three-pointer from the left wing to cut the Duke deficit to two points. The Blue Devils forced UNLV into a shot clock violation on the next possession and took a one-point lead on Brian Davis' three-point play. Duke advanced to the NCAA title game with a 79-77 victory. The Blue Devils and Coach K would get their first NCAA championship two days later with a 72-65 win against Kansas.
On Jan. 21, 2012, Michael Snaer beat No. 4 Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium to help the Seminoles earn a share of first place in the ACC.
Known as "The Miracle in Milwaukee," James Forrest's desperation three-pointer at the buzzer gave the Yellow Jackets a 79-78 victory against second-seeded Southern Cal at the 1992 NCAA tournament. With 0.8 second on the clock, Matt Geiger inbounded from midcourt to Forrest near the sideline, and the Tech freshman threw in the first three-pointer of his career from about 25 feet.
Juan Dixon's top-of-the-key jumper with 3:46 left in the 2002 Eastern Regional final against UConn at the Carrier Dome tied the game at 77 and started a 16-5 game-ending run that sent the Terps to their second straight Final Four and ultimately the national championship. Final score: Maryland 90, Connecticut 82.
On Jan. 20, 2003, Darrius Rice scored 43 points against UConn, winning the game with a steal and three-pointer at the buzzer in a Reggie Miller-like display.
Donald Williams made 5 of 7 three-pointers in the 1993 NCAA championship game against Michigan. He also made 5 of 7 in the semifinals against Kansas and won Final Four MVP honors as a result.
In the second round of the 2005 NCAA tournament, freshman Andrew Brackman hit a three with 1:11 left to push the Wolfpack's lead to 62-58 against defending national champion Connecticut. N.C. State ended up winning 65-62 and went to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1989.
Todd Billet hit a three-pointer with 2.4 seconds remaining to lift Virginia to an 82-80 come-from-behind victory over 15th-ranked Georgia Tech on Feb. 14, 2004. It was the first of three game-winning three-pointers in 11 days for Billet.
On Feb. 18, 2005, Zabian Dowdell hit a three pointer with just under 16 seconds remaining to defeat No. 7 Duke 67-65. Tech led 64-62, but J.J. Redick hit a three-pointer to give Duke a 65-64 lead with 23 seconds remaining. In its first year in the ACC, Tech had lost at Duke, 100-65, on Jan. 30.
At No. 2 Duke on Jan. 13, 1994, the Demon Deacons trailed 68-66 when Randolph Childress brought the ball to the frontcourt as time was ticking away. Coach Dave Odom had signaled to Randolph to call a timeout, but Childress either didn't see him or did not want to see him. Odom had turned his back to the court awaiting a timeout that never came. Childress hit a stepback three-pointer over the outstretched arms of Grant Hill. Hill then missed a field goal attempt at the buzzer to give Wake Forest the upset win.