Three-point project: Colonial Athletic
Alex Coles' buzzer-beater did in Lafayette 57-54 in double overtime on March 3, 1990, in the East Coast Conference quarterfinals. It was Coles' only three of the season.
On Jan. 12, 2005, Bashir Mason banked a three-pointer from 35 feet at the buzzer as Drexel beat VCU 66-64. Mason's shot earned the point guard ESPN's Play of the Day.
Against Villanova in the 2011 NCAA tournament, Luke Hancock hit a three-pointer with 21 seconds remaining for a 59-57 lead. It was the eventual game-winning basket in the 61-57 victory against the Wildcats.
In the 2001 NCAA tournament, Georgia State's second appearance, Darryl Cooper's three-pointer with 48 seconds left set up Shernard Long's jumper with 12 seconds left in a 50-49 win against No. 6 seed Wisconsin, the school's only NCAA win. Lefty Driesell's Panthers trailed by as many as 16 in the first half.
On Dec. 16, 2011, Charles Jenkins (now with the Golden State Warriors) hit a pair of three-pointers to help beat William & Mary 81-78 in overtime.
Kent Culuko hit the game-winning shot as James Madison beat Old Dominion 77-76 in the 1994 CAA tourney championship game. JMU trailed by as much as 19 points with 13 minutes remaining. Culuko still stands as the school's career record-holder for threes made and attempted, and that still stands as JMU's only NCAA tournament appearance since 1983.
On March 6, 2010, with Northeastern locked in a dramatic double-overtime struggle with rival Hofstra in the CAA tournament quarterfinals, Matt Janning connected on a three-pointer with 45 seconds left to break a tie and give the Huskies a three-point lead they would never relinquish. The Huskies won 70-67 and went on to the program's second straight postseason appearance and second NIT berth in six years.
Arnaud Dah's three as time expired tied a game against George Mason in 2007. ODU went on to win 66-56 in overtime en route to an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament.
Ralph Blalock beat the buzzer — and West Virginia, 81-78 — on Dec. 5, 1994.
Danny Dahl rifled in a triple with 1:52 remaining to break open a close game against Richmond in the 2000 Colonial Athletic Association championship game for UNCW's first CAA title and first of four NCAA berths.
With 10:29 left in the 2011 NCAA tournament game against No. 1 seed Kansas, a lead that was once 17 was down to 52-46 when Jamie Skeen drained a three-pointer to help seal 11th-seeded VCU's berth in the Final Four.
WILLIAM & MARY
On March 7, 2008, David Scheider's three-pointer beat Georgia State 58-57 in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament. It was the first of three consecutive last-second wins for William & Mary, which advanced to its first CAA title game before losing.