The three-pointer was implemented by the NCAA in 1986, and since then, it has played a large role in the sport. Often seen as the great equalizer, the three-point line allows mid-major teams to vie for upsets against bigger and more athletic opponents, and it has added an element of excitement to the game.
Nowadays, players are shooting three-pointers more than they ever have before. Of the 345 Division I teams, 125 attempt at least 20 three-pointers per game, a number that would be unfathomable about a decade ago.
The three-pointer is a huge part of a team's strategy, and schools often find sharpshooters to light it up from beyond the arc. These five players love to shoot threes, so don't be surprised if you see them on SportsCenter hitting a game-winner from deep.