Three-point project: MAAC

CANISIUS

On Feb. 14, 1987, guard Brian Smith's 26-foot three-pointer at the second-overtime buzzer gave the Golden Griffins a 78-76 win against rival Niagara. Smith's shot came after Niagara missed a pair of free throws with five seconds left. The game ball from that night is still in Canisius' trophy case inside the Koessler Athletic Center.

FAIRFIELD

One of the most unlikely teams in the history of the NCAA tournament almost pulled the most unlikely upset, thanks to the three-pointer. Greg Francis hit eight threes in the opening round of the 1997 NCAA tournament. The 16th-seeded Stags, who entered the tournament with an 11-18 record, led North Carolina 37-28 early in the second half. The Tar Heels rallied for the win.

IONA

Sean Armand drained a school-record 10 three-pointers on Jan. 3, 2012, against Siena at Madison Square Garden.

LOYOLA (Md.)

Against Manhattan in the MAAC championship game on March 7, 1994, Darius Johnson hit a three with 31 seconds left for a one-point lead en route to an 80-75 victory. The win advanced Loyola to its first — and to date only — NCAA tournament.

MANHATTAN

Carey Wilson's three-pointer at the buzzer from 40 feet beat Fordham 67-66 in the "84th Battle of the Bronx" on Jan. 4, 1992. It snapped the Jaspers' eight-game losing streak against Fordham and was selected Play of the Day on CNN Sports.

MARIST

Playing at home on the final day of the regular season against rival Siena in 2000, Sean Kennedy launched a shot from a couple of strides in front of the halfcourt line that went in as time expired, giving Marist a 70-67 victory.

NIAGARA

In the 2009 MAAC tournament semifinals against Rider, trailing 69-66 with three seconds left in regulation, Tyrone Lewis banked in a desperation 30-foot shot to send the game into overtime. Niagara would win 93-89 in double overtime.

RIDER

In 1986-87, Ron Simpson made 98 three-pointers, a Rider record that stood until 2004-05. The second year, in the first game of the 1987-88 season, Simpson made nine in a game at St. Francis (N.Y.), which remains a school record.

SIENA

Ronald Moore hit two three-pointers in a 2009 NCAA tournament game against Ohio State, sending the game into a second overtime. Siena would go on to win in Dayton, Ohio.

ST. PETER'S

In 2011, Jeron Belin hit a game-winning three-pointer with less than 10 seconds left to defeat Alabama at the Paradise Jam. It was the Peacocks' first win against a BCS school since 2007.

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