Brendan Plavich hit 10 three-pointers at No. 7 Syracuse on Nov. 26, 2003, a school and Carrier Dome record. The spree lifted the 49ers to a 96-92 win, spoiling the Orange's championship-banner-raising game. It was the first time a defending national champ lost its home opener the following season.
On Nov. 28, 2007, Brian Roberts hit a transition three inside five seconds to win at rival Miami (Ohio). Dayton trailed by as many as 21 and was still down seven with 51 seconds to go with no timeouts.
On Dec. 22, 2006, three months after a campus shooting decimated first-year coach Ron Everhart's team, Kieron Achara hit a three-pointer from the top of the key to beat St. Francis (Pa.) 72-71, ending a seven-game losing streak and a 17-game nonconference road losing streak. Duquesne followed that win with its first victory in an ACC arena (at Boston College). The next season, the Dukes posted their first winning season in 14 years and have not had a losing record since.
Jean Prioleau hit at the overtime buzzer against Holy Cross on March 2, 1991, in the Patriot League championship game. It was Fordham's first Patriot League title and first conference championship since 1983.
Battling the flu, Shawnta Rogers hit a game-winning three at the buzzerin a 77-74 win against Xavier to give the Colonials a share of the 1999 Atlantic 10 West Division title. The record Senior Day crowd of 5,454 rushed the court as Rogers cemented his selection as the 1999 A-10 Player of the Year.
On Dec. 2, 1987, with Princeton leading 62-60, current ESPN analyst Tim Legler took a 30-footer at the buzzer. The ball hit the rim, went straight up in the air about 5 feet and fell down through the net, giving La Salle a 63-62 win.
With the shot clock about to expire, center Harper Williams nailed a shot from the top of the key against Syracuse in the 1992 NCAA tournament. UMass won in overtime to advance to the Sweet 16. Williams, who didn't make a three-pointer during the regular season, said he used the shot "only in the event of an emergency."
Lamar Odom hit a 35-footer as time expired in the 1999 Atlantic 10 championship game against Temple. With 6.1 seconds to go and the game tied at 59, Odom received the inbounds pass in the backcourt, crossed halfcourt and pulled up to win the program's first and only conference championship.
Against No. 13 Florida in 2009, David Gonzalvez hit a 25-foot three-pointer that put Richmond up 52-49 in what would be a win at the Orange Bowl Classic. The Spiders had already defeated defending Big 12 champ Missouri and defending SEC champ Mississippi State — the Florida win got the Spiders on their way to an eventual at-large NCAA tournament bid and final Top 25 ranking.
Trailing No. 13 Temple 56-54 on Jan. 15, 2000, J.R. Bremer's three-pointer with 2.8 seconds left lifted the Bonnies to a 57-56 victory.
St. Joseph's Rap Curry hit a three-pointer at :02 of overtime to give the eighth-seeded Hawks a 90-87 win over top-seeded Rutgers in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament (March 3, 1991) at The Palestra. Curry had 25 points in the game, and SJU rallied from a 77-68 deficit with 3:15 to play.
In the first round of the 2004 NIT, Anthony Drejaj buried a trey from the right corner as time expired to lift the Billikens to a 70-69 victory. against Iowa. It remains the Billikens' last postseason victory.
On Jan. 28, 1997, freshman guard Pepe Sanchez drained a 30-footer at the buzzer to lift Temple to a 70-67 double-overtime win against city rival La Salle.
B.J. Raymond hit back-to-back three-pointers late in overtime as Xavier beat West Virginia 79-75 in a 2008 NCAA tournament regional semifinal. His three-pointer with 1:22 left in overtime gave Xavier a 75-74 lead. He hit another with 30 seconds left for a 78-74 lead.