Three-point project: Northeast
On March 13, 2003, Romuald Augustin's three-pointer from the top of the key with 1:12 remaining gave Bryant a 62-60 lead against C.W. Post — a lead it would not relinquish en route to Bryant's first NCAA tournament victory (65-63). Bryant would advance to the NCAA regional final (Division II) under current Loyola Marymount coach Max Good. In 2004, Good's Bulldogs would capture the NCAA regional title and advance to the Division II championship game.
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE
Against Sacred Heart in the Northeast Conference championship game on March 7, 2007, league Player of the Year Javier Mojica hit a three-pointer with 1:36 left to give CCSU its first lead of the second half en route to a 74-70 win and the Blue Devils' third NEC title since 2000.
Against Wagner in the 2005 Northeast Conference tournament championship game, Mensah Peterson's three with 23 seconds left gave the Knights a 56-50 lead as they hung on to win 58-52 and advance to the NCAA tournament.
In the NEC quarterfinals on March 5, 2009, freshman big man Julian Boyd hit a three — on his first career attempt — at the buzzer to tie the game and send it to overtime in what would be an 86-78 loss to Quinnipiac.
Down 56-53 in a 1996 Northeast Conference semifinal at Marist, Mustafa Barksdale was fouled while making a three-pointer with five seconds left. His free throw gave Monmouth a 57-56 win to advance to the 1996 NEC championship game against Rider, which the Hawks won 60-59 to advance to their first NCAA tournament.
MOUNT ST. MARY'S
Scott Murphy's final three-pointer at Wright State in 1989 gave him a school-record 10 in the game. He finished with 36 points in the 102-100 victory as the Mount hit a school-record 16 threes.
Against Villanova in the first round of the 2010 NCAA tournament, Karon Abraham converted a four-point play with 11:05 left that gave the Colonials an eight-point lead against the Wildcats. Villanova, however, would rally to avoid a No. 2-No. 15 upset.
With two seconds left against Bridgeport in the NCAA regional final March 18, 1989, Tony Judkins made a 25-footer as time expired, sending Sacred Heart to the Elite 8, 69-67.
ST. FRANCIS (Pa.)
Mike Iuzzolino hit beyond the arc shot late in the second half against Fordham on March, 6, 1991 in the NCAA Play-in game. The shot helped seal the win for the Red Flash and earned their last trip to the NCAA main draw. They lost in the first round to Arizona.
ST. FRANCIS (N.Y.)
A 35-foot prayer at the buzzer by 6-foot-11 center Heberth Reyes — his only three-pointer of his career — beat rival Long Island in the Battle of Brooklyn, 66-63, on Jan. 19, 2000.
DeMario Anderson's halfcourt buzzer-beater at the end of overtime beat Central Connecticut 76-73 on Feb. 28, 2008. It was ESPN SportsCenter's top play of that night.
On Feb. 28, 2009, Joey Mundweiler drilled a school-record 11 three-pointers to help defeat Monmouth 91-60 and clinch a playoff berth while closing down the Hawks' Boylan Gym, where Monmouth had played since 1965.