Three-point project: Ivy League

Three-point project: Ivy League


On Feb. 3, 1995, Eric Blackiston beat Princeton at the Pizzitola Sports Center, going the length of the court for an overtime trey at the buzzer to beat the Tigers 67-65, sending Princeton coach Pete Carril off the court with his head bowed.


Against Yale on March 6, 2004, Dragutin Kravic hit two threes in the second overtime to help the Lions win 88-79. Kravic hit eight threes in the game, a Columbia record, and capped a season record of 10-17, 6-8 (Ivy League) a year after going 2-25, 0-14.


Against Davidson in the 2009-10 MSG Holiday Festival, Ryan Wittman hit a 35-footer at the OT buzzer to send Cornell into the title game against St. John's, won by the Big Red the next night. Cornell eventually advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16.


John Bean beat the buzzer — and defending Ivy League champ Penn — with a halfcourter on Feb. 26, 1988. It was the only three-point attempt of his career, which included three seasons with the three-point line. And it kept the Big Green's hopes of winning the Ivy League title alive (the bid fell short). Dartmouth has yet to win an Ivy title since 1959.


Jeremy Lin nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer in triple overtime while getting fouled to defeat William & Mary in 2009. Lin shrugged off contact as he raced up the floor, making the running shot anyway for an 87-85. Had the shot missed, he still could have won the game at the free throw line.


Tim Begley's three-pointer in overtime against Princeton on Feb. 8, 2005, sealed a 70-62 win. Penn would go on to win the Ivy League title that season, the first of three in a row for the program.


Sydney Johnson's three against UCLA in the 1996 NCAA tournament opener came with five minutes left and started a 9-0 run to end the game in Princeton's 43-41 victory.


Against Rutgers in the 2002 NIT, Chris Leanza hit a trey with 2:14 left to seal a 67-65 victory, the first postseason tournament victory in Yale history. Leanza was 3 of 3 from downtown in the second half of that game.

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