Three-point project: Big 12
On Feb. 1, 2006, Curtis Jerrells hit a three-pointer from the left wing with 22 seconds left in overtime to beat Kansas State 72-70 and snap Baylor's 20-game losing streak with its first win of the 2005-06 season, one that did not include a nonconference schedule due to NCAA sanctions.
Trailing No. 5 Kansas 53-51 with 43 seconds left in the finals of the 1996 Big Eight tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Jacy Holloway buried a three-pointer in what would be a 56-55 victory for the Cyclones' only Big Eight postseason title in the final year of the league.
In the 2008 NCAA tournament title game against Memphis, Kansas was down nine points with 2:12 to play but rallied to set up Mario Chalmers' game-tying three with 2.1 seconds remaining. Kansas went on to win 75-68 in overtime, giving Bill Self his first NCAA championship.
Askia Jones hit a school-record 14 three-pointers against Fresno State on March 24, 1994, in a postseason NIT game. He set the school record with 62 points on 14 of 18 three-point attempts. It still stands as most makes and attempts in school history by one player. He also set the school record for most three-pointers made in a half (11) and most consecutive three-pointers made (nine) against the Bulldogs. His 279 three-pointers in 1993-94 stand as the most in a single season.
Riding a two-game losing streak on Feb. 11, 1987, the Tigers faced a critical home game against bitter rival Kansas. The Jayhawks got a jump on Missouri, taking a double-digit lead at Hearnes Center. But Lee Coward capped Missouri's rally, hitting a three-pointer with two seconds left for a 63-60 victory. The Tigers won the Big Eight title.
Ernie Abercombie made his first three-point attempt in 12 games with 45 seconds left against No. 1 Kansas in 1994-95. The shot put the Sooners ahead by one in an eventual three-point win.
John Lucas hit a clutch three-pointer against St. Joseph's in a regional final in the 2004 NCAA tournament to put the Cowboys in the Final Four. Pat Carroll had just hit a three with less than 30 seconds remaining for a 62-61 St. Joseph's lead. But with six seconds left, Lucas hit a trey from the left wing for a 64-62 win.
In a Sweet 16 game at the 2006 NCAA tournament, Kenton Paulino's three-pointer from the left wing as time expired beat West Virginia 74-71.
Acie Law's three-pointer at the buzzer beat No. 7 Texas on March 1, 2006. The victory gave A&M a "signature win" for its resume to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1987. The team started league play at 2-7, then won its final seven regular season games.
On March 19, 2005, Ronald Ross — a walk-on who became one of the Big 12's best guards under Bob Knight's guidance — sank the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:06 to play, then added two clinching free throws with 7.5 seconds left to lead Texas Tech to a 71-69 NCAA tourney second-round victory over Gonzaga. When it ended, Knight had his wife Karen join him on the court. With one arm around her husband, she cried in an emotional scene for a coach whose 854 career victories are just 25 shy of Dean Smith's NCAA Division I record.