Three-point project: SWAC
Terry Horton dropped eight three-pointers against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Feb. 7, 2004. His 29 points and 12 rebounds helped the Bulldogs to their eighth win of the season and a SWAC tournament championship run.
To reach the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years, the 2011 version of the Hornets needed a SWAC semifinal win against top-seeded Texas Southern. Ivory White's three-pointer, with 2:25 left in the game, helped seal the victory. White finished with three three-pointers in a 73-66 upset.
Last time the Braves reached the NCAA tournament, they didn't make it to the first round. In a play-in game at Dayton, Alcorn State dropped an 81-77 decision to Siena. But Tori Harris did his best to keep the Braves close, nailing three three-pointers in 18 minutes. He finished with 16 points.
ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF
Of all the three-pointers made by Allen Smith in the 2009-2010 season, none was bigger than the two he buried in the NCAA tournament play-in game win against Winthrop. The shots keyed a second-half run that earned the Golden Lions a date — and a loss — against No. 1 seed Duke.
On Feb. 7, 2011, Donald Qualls drained a three-pointer to seal a 61-60 victory against Alcorn State as the Tigers rallied from 13 down in the second half. The win started a late-season run for the Tigers, who as the No. 6 seed in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament advanced the title game.
On Dec. 11, 1992, Lindsey Hunter made five three-pointers en route to 43 points in a near upset of host Illinois. The school's career leader in three-pointers, Hunter would go on to a long NBA career.
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE
In consecutive games this February, Paul Crosby knocked down three-pointers with six seconds left to beat Prairie View A&M 60-58 and Texas Southern 56-53 to keep the Delta Devils unbeaten in conference play.
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
Tamarron Sharpe, Jocquinn Arch and Saladin Bilodeau hit one three-pointer apiece as those nine combined points helped Prairie View A&M upset top-seeded Texas Southern in the finals of the 1998 SWAC tournament in Dallas. The win provided Prairie View its lone NCAA tournament appearance.
In the 1993 NCAA tournament, No. 13 seed Southern shocked No. 4 Georgia Tech 93-78. Down by 15 points in the first half, the Tigers stormed back and took the lead for good on Darius Mimms' three-pointer with 12:33 left. Mimms finished with 11 points in what is the school's only NCAA tournament win.
With one second left in the first round of the SWAC tournament, Rakim Hollis nailed a trey to beat Mississippi Valley State. The six-win Tigers pulled off the SWAC tournament's biggest upset, a 59-58 win over the second-seeded Delta Devils.