Three-point project: Patriot League

Three-point project: Patriot League


On March 8, 2009, Brian Gilmore hit a game-tying three with 43 seconds left in the 2009 Patriot League semifinals. American beat Army 61-60, overcoming a five-point deficit with three minutes to play.


On Feb. 28, 1987, Kevin Houston's 23-footer over two defenders with 11 seconds left in regulation tied Fordham during Army's eventual 98-94 overtime win in the quarterfinals of the 1987 MAAC Tournament. The nation's leading scorer at 32.9 points per game that season, Houston made a then-school- and arena-record six three-pointers in the game and finished with a school-record 53 points.


Kevin Bettencourt's four-point play in the 2005 NCAA tournament against Kansas sparked the biggest win in program history. Down 5-0, Bettencourt's play was a boost of confidence for the Bison, which never trailed by more than five points and won it 64-63 on Chris McNaughton's shot in the lane with 10 seconds left.


In the 2002-03 season, Mark Linebaugh hit a halfcourt buzzer-beater against American, a shot that got big play on ESPN. Colgate has only beaten American four times (4-22).


On Nov. 30, 1987, Glenn "Scooter" Tropf's three-pointer with seven seconds remaining lifted Holy Cross to a 99-98 victory against Providence in the season opener.


On March 6, 2011, at American in the Patriot League tournament semifinal, Jim Mower drilled a three with 0.6 second left in double overtime. The 73-71 win sent Lafayette to its second straight appearance in the Patriot League championship game and snapped a streak of 14 straight losses against American.


Austen Rowland hit a deep three-pointer to start OT at American on Jan. 17, 2004. The win helped Lehigh get the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament, which it won by beating American on its home floor to make the NCAA tournament.


David Robinson added to his Navy lore by making the only three-point attempt of his career, a 40-foot heave, as the game clock hit zero to give Navy a 73-71 win against James Madison on Feb. 5, 1987.