1987 College Basketball Recap
The NCAA embraced the three-point field goal, drawing the firing line at 19-feet, nine inches.
Providence played “bombs away” better than most and made it all the way to the Final Four. There the Friars went cold and lost to Big East rival Syracuse while No.3 Indiana beat No.1 UNLV.
The title game was held on Oscar night and while the nominated “Hoosiers” didn't win in Hollywood, Bob Knight's Hoosiers did in New Orleans. Keith Smart hit the winning jumper (a deuce not a trey) for the 74–73 win.