Three-point project: Horizon League

Three-point project: Horizon League


Avery Sheets' game-winning three-pointer against Milwaukee in the final game of 2002-03 gave Butler the regular season championship in the Horizon League and became even more significant a week later when Butler was beaten by Milwaukee in the Horizon League tournament. The Bulldogs received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and wound up advancing to the Sweet 16.


Cedric Jackson's 60-foot shot at the buzzer gave the Vikings a 72-69 win against 11th-ranked Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on Dec. 15, 2008.


On Jan. 12, 2002, Greg Grays' three-pointer in OT helped Detroit to a 75-74 win against Wright State that extended what was then the nation's longest home winning streak (37), a run that eventually reached 39 in a row.


On Jan. 18, 1992, Tony Bennett beat Butler at the buzzer 69-66. The current Virginia coach dribbled the clock down for the last shot but was so far out the guy guarding him gave him some room. Bennett was looking down, and then at the last second eyed the rim and popped it as time ran out.


On Feb. 27, 2003, Aaron Carr hit an off-balance 24-footer at the buzzer to defeat rival Loyola 66-65. The win clinched a first-round bye in the Horizon League tournament and helped the Flames seal an eventual berth in the 2003 NIT after recording their second straight 20-win season.


On Dec. 16, 2009, Courtney Stanley hit a three-pointer from halfcourt while falling out of bounds for a 68-65 victory at Bradley. Stanley's miracle shot gave the Ramblers their first win against the Braves in Peoria since 1984, snapping a 10-game skid.


On Jan. 19, 2002, Clay Tucker hit a three-point shot as time expired to give the Panthers a 73-72 win against 25th-ranked Butler — their first win against a ranked opponent and first at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The shot was No. 6 on Chris Berman's "Top 10 Plays Of The Week" on ESPN the following Sunday night.


Bryce Drew's buzzer-beating three-pointer gave the Crusaders their first NCAA tournament win in dramatic fashion, 70-69 against No. 4 seed Ole Miss in 1998. Drew cashed in on an inbounds play called "Pacer," taking a pass from Bill Jenkins and converting in one of the lasting images in tournament history. The Crusaders would reach the Sweet 16 that season, and Drew would go on to become Valpo coach.


This season, Julius Mays hit a three-pointer to beat Idaho 80-78. Idaho hit a halfcourt shot to send it to overtime. Mays drove the length of the court for the winner.


On Feb. 3, 2011, Kendrick Perry drilled a three-pointer with 20 seconds left for a 62-60 victory against Butler. It was the last game Butler lost until the 2011 national championship game against UConn.

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