Why Brandon Knight's last three-pointer mattered

April 5, 2011 

Connecticut guard Kemba Walker (15) watched the flight of Brandon Knight's three-point shot as time ran out in Saturday's NCAA Final Four semifinal at Houston

MARK CORNELISON | STAFF

It may not have mattered to the outcome of the game, but Brandon Knight’s three-pointer at the end of Saturday’s national semifinal against Connecticut mattered in the UK record books. That last basket of the season gave the Cats a three-point season average of 39.74 percent, a school record. If Knight had missed the shot, the team’s percentage would have been 39.60, just below the 1995-96 record of 39.70.

Click here to view an interactive graphic of UK's record setting year.

UK ALL-TIME THREE-POINT TEAMS
SeasonRecord3FG-APct.
2010-1129-9281-70739.74
1995-9634-2266-67039.70
1992-9330-4 340-862 39.4
1994-95 28-5 276-736 37.5
1986-87 18-11 152-409 37.2
1996-97 35-5 287-777 36.9
2007-08 18-13 182-493 36.9
1997-98 35-4 250-681 36.7
1987-88 25-5 98-269 36.4
1988-89 13-19 108-302 35.8
1991-92 29-7 317-888 35.7
2003-04 27-5 204-572 35.7
2002-03 32-4 208-585 35.6
2006-07 22-12 231-650 35.5
2008-09 22-14 202-572 35.3
1993-94 27-7 301-857 35.1
2005-06 22-13 265-758 35.0
1989-90 14-14 281-810 34.7
2000-01 24-10 245-708 34.6
2004-0528-6218-63534.3
1990-91 22-6 242-715 33.8
1998-99 28-9 226-676 33.4
2009-10 35-3 231-697 33.1
2001-02 22-10 219-691 31.7
1999-00 23-10 188-643 29.2

SINGLE-SEASON PERCENTAGE LEADERS
(Minimum 100 attempts)
Player3FG-APct.
Travis Ford ('92-93)101-19152.9
Doron Lamb ('10-11)68-14048.6
Darius Miller ('10-11)58-13144.3
Tony Delk ('95-96)93-20144.3
Jamal Mashburn ('91-92)58-13243.9

THIS SEASON
Player3FG-APct.
Doron Lamb68-14048.6
Darius Miller58-13144.3
DeAndre Liggins36-9239.1
Brandon Knight87-23137.7
Terrence Jones26-7932.9
Stacey Poole1-425.0
Josh Harrellson2-1020.0
Jon Hood3-1915.8
Eloy Vargas0-000.0
Jarrod Polson0-100.0
Total281-70739.74

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