Three-point project: Summit League
On Jan. 31, 2010, the Mastodons were in overtime with in-state Summit League rival IUPUI. Down 60-59, Zach Plackemeier drained a three-pointer with 0.3 second left to give the team its first win against IUPUI since becoming a NCAA Division I member nine years earlier, 62-60.
On Nov. 6, 2010, Josh Mullins swished a trey with 1:15 to play to help seal a 98-92 road win against Georgia Tech. It was IUPUI's 12th made three in 23 attempts in the program's first win against a BCS conference school.
On Feb. 22, 2003, Michael Watson's school-record 54-point game against Oral Roberts included a school-record 10 three-pointers. UMKC won 91-86 in double overtime. UMKC is also the only team in NCAA history with two players in the top 20 in career three-pointers made: Michael Watson (13th, 391) and Ronnie Schmitz (17th, 378).
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Against Oakland in the 2009 Summit League championship game, Michael Tveidt's fourth three of the game with 1:27 left capped a 14-2 run and gave the Bison its first lead since the opening basket. NDSU won 66-64 to advance to the NCAA tournament in its first year of eligibility.
Pierre Dukes' three-pointer at the buzzer beat Oral Roberts 61-60 at the 2005 Mid-Con tournament championship game, sending the Golden Grizzlies to the NCAA tournament for the first time at the D-I level. Oakland became the third team to make the tournament with a losing record.
On Nov. 15, 2006, Ken Tutt buried a three with 44 seconds left to seal an upset of No. 3 Kansas. It is still the highest-ranked team ever beaten in school and Summit League history.
A year before entering the Summit League this season, the Coyotes fired up the threes in record numbers in 2010-11. During a three-game stretch, Jake Thomas (against Chicago State) and Louie Krogman (against Houston Baptist) set the school record with 10 three-pointers.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
On Tuesday in the Summit League title game, Griffan Callahan gave the Jackrabbits the lead in overtime against Western Illinois. Callahan had forced overtime with a pair of free throws in the final minute of regulation. Thanks to Callahan's heroics, Centennial product Scott Nagy and the Jackrabbits will make their first appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Justin "Lucky Lefty" Allen's off-balance, falling-out-of-bounds three beat Oakland in the final home game of the 2006-07 season. It also wound up being Coach Bill Evans' final win as his contract was not renewed despite a 16-14 season. Southern Utah has not had a winning season since.
This season, freshman Remy Roberts-Burnett hit a game-winner with 0.5 second left to defeat Summit League foe IUPUI at home. The crowd (1,897) was the largest since 2005.