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Why 3-point percentage is at an all-time high

Oregon guard Casey Benson is shooting 44 percent from 3-point range. Scott Olmos/USA TODAY Sports

We've never seen a moment quite like this in college basketball. In major-conference play, teams are taking and, more importantly, making more 3s than at any time since the shot was instituted across Division I prior to the 1986-87 season. This is a golden age of accuracy.

Consider just a few of 2017's 3-point-fueled success stories