Back before Rick Pitino won a national title at Kentucky in 1996 with an offensive strategy built on the 3-point shot, there was a long-held belief that a team that relied so heavily on the 3 could not win it all. As you've probably heard an announcer say at some point, "If you live by the 3, you'll die by the 3." And even though Kentucky won it all while relying on triples, recent history tells us that the Wildcats were the exception that proves the rule. And that does not bode well for a few top contenders from the Big Ten, Big East and ACC.
12hTim MacMahon and Bobby Marks
11hPhotography by Gail Fisher
3dMike Vorkunov for REDEF