Three-point project: Pac-12
On Feb. 7, 1996, Miles Simon banked in a 65-foot shot at the buzzer to give 16th-ranked Arizona a 79-76 win against fifth-ranked Cincinnati and hand Lute Olson the 500th win of his collegiate coaching career.
Eddie House went on a three-point binge on Jan. 8, 2000, when he matched the Pac-10 record with 61 points, a record he now shares with Lew Alcindor. House was 7 of 10 from the three-point stripe that night at California.
Freshman Richard Midgley's three-pointer from the top of the key with 3.9 seconds left in overtime lifted Cal to a 76-74 win against North Carolina State in the first round of the NCAA tournament on March 20, 2003.
On March 13, 2003, Kansas State's Pervis Pasco intercepted a pass in the final three seconds, seemingly giving the Wildcats an upset victory in the first round of the Big 12 tournament. Instead, he raised an arm in celebration and started to leave the court when he was whistled for traveling. Given another chance with 1.8 seconds left, James Wright banked in a three-pointer for a 77-76 victory.
The "Miracle at Mac" saw the Ducks hit two three-pointers in the final four seconds to beat Arizona State 76-74 on March 2, 2000. After Alex Scales hit a three-pointer, the inbounds pass went off the hands of Eddie House, and Darius Wright hit a 22-footer at the buzzer.
Bill Sherwood hit a three-pointer at the buzzer in the 1987 Civil War in Eugene to beat the Ducks. The Beavers trailed by eight with 56 seconds to play and hit three straight three-pointers.
At Oregon on Jan. 7, 1999, USC trailed 84-79 when Adam Spanich hit a three-pointer from the right corner to cut the lead to 84-82 with eight-tenths of a second left. He then intercepted a long pass, took a dribble and swished a shot from halfcourt to stun the Ducks 85-84. USC never led until the final buzzer and trailed by 16 points with 15 minutes left.
On Feb. 7, 2004, Nick Robinson's 35 foot on-the-run rainbow at the buzzer beat Arizona 80-77 and kept Stanford (20-0) as one of the two remaining unbeaten teams (with St. Joseph's). Stanford would remain unbeaten until March 6, 2004, earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and finish the season with 30 wins — one of three Stanford teams to finish with 30 or more wins.
Everybody remembers Tyus Edney's length-of-the-court layup that he made in 4.8 seconds to beat Missouri in the second round of the 1995 NCAA tournament. But he also hit a 25-foot three-pointer at the buzzer at the end of the first half in the NCAA West Regional finals against Connecticut. That gave the Bruins a 48-41 lead and all the momentum they would need in a 102-96 win to advance to the Final Four. The Bruins would go on to win their 11th national championship over Arkansas.
Nick Jacobsen hit a three-pointer with 1.8 seconds left in the 2004 Mountain West Conference tournament championship game to beat UNLV 73-70 and propel the Utes to the NCAA tournament.
On Jan. 17, 2004, Washington played at Oregon State after losing its first five Pac-10 games and fell behind by 16 points with 6:13 left. Down 83-80, Nate Robinson hit a game-tying three-pointer with one second on the clock. Washington would win 103-99 in OT, kick-starting a run to the NCAA tournament. A year later, the Huskies had a team-record 29 wins and were a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. One could argue Robinson's three-pointer set into motion the most successful run in team history.
Celebrating Senior Night in 2009, Taylor Rochestie hit a 30-footer with four seconds left to beat No. 14 Arizona State 51-49 win, helping secure a berth in the NIT and sending WSU to the postseason for the third straight time, the longest streak in school history.