Three-point project: WCC
On Jan. 11, 2011, Jimmer Fredette buried a 40-footer at the halftime buzzer against Utah, launching Jimmermania. It capped a 32-point first half on his way to a season-high 47 points.
Adam Morrison took a step back to elude two defenders and banked a three-point shot high off the backboard with 2.5 seconds to play as ninth-ranked Gonzaga defeated Oklahoma State in the Comcast Battle In Seattle on Dec. 10, 2005. Morrison, who claimed he called the bank shot, finished with 25 points.
On March 18, 1990, the Lions beat defending NCAA champion Michigan 149-115 in an NCAA tournament second-round game as Jeff Fryer set national records with 11 three-point field goals in 22 attempts to finish with 41 points. As was a trademark under coach Paul Westhead, the Lions' 149 points set an NCAA tourney record for points in a game. The combined 264 points is also a record.
Tezale Archie's three-pointer at the buzzer gave Pepperdine a 57-56 win at Northwestern in the 1999-2000 season. It helped the Waves' momentum toward a West Coast Conference regular season title and a spot in the NCAA tournament. It also was the first road win by a WCC team at a Big Ten opponent since 1974.
Kasey Flicker drilled a 28-footer at the buzzer to defeat San Francisco on Feb. 25, 1995. Flicker had tied the game with another three-pointer on the previous Pilots possession. The late-season victory gave Portland momentum to tie for second in the WCC standings and establish a school Division I record with 21 wins.
On Dec. 29, 2007, the Toreros stunned Kentucky 81-72 before 23,756 fans at Rupp Arena as freshman walk-on guard Devin Ginty converted all four of his three-point attempts in totaling 18 points. That season the Toreros went 22-14, won the WCC tournament and upset UConn in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
On Jan. 31, 2010, Dior Lowhorn hit consecutive three-pointers in overtime as the Dons upset No. 8 Gonzaga, fans rushing the floor at Memorial Gym. Lowhorn was 5 of 7 on three-pointers after coming in 8 for 47 that season,
On March 18, 2010, in Santa Clara's 88-75 win over Air Force, Kevin Foster broke the school record with nine threes, tying a career high with 36 points. Foster shattered the West Coast Conference single-season threes made record with 140 last season and grabbed the country's top spot in threes made per game as well with 3.68.
Mickey McConnell banked in a three over the outstretched arms of defender Reggie Redding to break a 65-65 tie against Villanova in the 2010 NCAA tournament in Providence, R.I. Nicknamed "The Kiss," the shot with 1:17 left led to a 75-68 win — the school's first in the second round.