Three-point project: SEC
Elliott Washington's shot in the 1992 SEC tournament, a semifinal win (90-89) against Arkansas in a game that included six future NBA draft picks: Alabama's Robert Horry, Latrell Sprewell and James "Hollywood" Robinson, and Arkansas' Todd Day, Oliver Miller and Lee Mayberry,
Scotty Thurman's three-pointer in the 1994 NCAA championship game — over the outstretched hand of Antonio Lang of Duke as the shot clock hit zero — put the Razorbacks up 73-72 in a game they eventually won 76-72.
On Jan. 9, 1988, John Caylor drilled a three-pointer from the left wing with 10 seconds remaining to give Auburn a 53-52 upset win against No. 1 Kentucky at Rupp Arena. After putting the Tigers ahead with the long-range jumper, Caylor hustled back to claim the game's final rebound as Rex Chapman missed at the buzzer. It was Auburn's second win in Lexington in series history and was Auburn's second win against a Top 10 team in four days as the Tigers beat No. 15 Florida 72-67 in Auburn.
Chandler Parsons went on a buzzer-beating spree in January 2010, beating South Carolina on a pass from Erving Walker three weeks after his 70-foot heave to beat North Carolina State on the road.
In the 2008 SEC tournament — moved from the Georgia Dome to Georgia Tech because of a tornado that hit downtown Atlanta — Kentucky scored with 8.8 seconds left in overtime to lead 56-54. But Zac Swansey took the inbounds pass, drove the length of the court and hit what was essentially the game-winner. Georgia defeated Mississippi State later that night and Arkansas in the championship game the next day.
On March 22, 1998, Kentucky trailed Duke by 17 points with 9:38 to play in the second half of the 1998 East Region final in St. Petersburg, Fla., the schools' first meeting since their 1992 NCAA tournament classic. Scott Padgett's three-pointer from the top of the key with 39.4 seconds remaining broke an 81-81 tie and helped the Wildcats advance to their third straight Final Four, where they won the program's seventh NCAA championship. Fourteen years later, Padgett's shot remains a staple in Kentucky's pregame highlight video at Rupp Arena.
Darrel Mitchell buried three with 3.9 seconds remaining to give LSU a 58-57 win against Texas A&M in the 2006 NCAA tournament second round. Mitchell was 1 for 7 from behind the three-point line, and LSU was 1 for 11 as a team, before he seemingly launched the 22-footer in desperation.
Jason Harrison, all 5-foot-5 of him, drilled a deep three from the top of the arc in the waning moments of a 59-56 win against Notre Dame in the second round of the 2001 NCAA tournament. The shot helped propel the Rebels to their first and only NCAA Sweet 16 appearance.
Darry Wilson, voted one of the five best players in school history, went off for eight three-pointers against Alabama on March 4, 1995. The Bulldogs won 74-71 and wound up reaching the Sweet 16 that season.
On Feb. 1, 1998, Antonio Grant's high-arching three-point shot a hair before the horn fell through the net, capping the fourth-largest second-half comeback in NCAA history (down 23 points) in a 67-65 win against No. 18 Cincinnati. The basket marked the only time the Gamecocks led.
Chris Lofton's very deep three-pointer over the outstretched arm of Texas' Kevin Durant helped the Vols win 111-105 in overtime on Dec. 23, 2006, at Thompson-Boling Arena. Itt also laid the foundation for Lofton's status as a true Tennessee basketball "legend." Lofton went on to become the SEC's all-time three-point king and in February he was named the all-time greatest three-point shooter in college basketball history by ESPN.
Barry Goheen made two threes in the last minute of regulation in the second round of a 1988 NCAA tournament game against Pittsburgh. The Commodores ended up winning 80-74 in overtime.