Three times this season UConn has had the lead in the final 10 seconds against an opponent at Gampel Pavilion. Three times the opposing team has scored.
The University of Connecticut Huskies are now going to need to win the American Athletic Conference tournament next win to earn an NCAA bid.
That's where the Huskies are at right now with one game left in the season after a 54-53 loss to Memphis.
Why are they there?
Plenty of reasons.
In the end, what it will come down to is four games this season, and a handful of plays.
UConn lost on last second shots at Gampel to Texas and Yale. It lost at the XL Center in overtime to Temple.
On Thursday night in a sold-out Gampel, Shaq Goodwin hit a floater with 8.7 seconds left.
In the end, the season is simple for the Huskies. If they don't go on a run next week in Hartford -- either three or four games depending on Saturday's finale -- it will be a bitter offseason to think about a couple of seconds that changed the course of a season.
"Get a stop. We got to get a stop," UConn coach Kevin Ollie said. "We got to play better, play smarter. At end of day, you got to get a stop. ...we haven't been able to do that in a couple of these games.”
The difference for UConn is 17-12 and needing a run in the AAC, and potentially 21-8 and cruising towards the NCAAs and a chance at defending the national title.
The Huskies deserve to be where they are. The eye test, on some nights, puts the Huskies in the NCAA field. they certainly can play with anyone they take the floor against and have a handful of future NBA players on the roster.
That talent was evident on Sunday when Rodney Purvis scored 28 points in a win over SMU. Then how are the Huskies in this predicament?
Well, Rodney Purvis followed up his career-high 28 points with three points on 0 for 7 shooting. The Huskies shot 27.8 percent from the floor -- 15 of 54 -- and Purvis, Omar Calhoun (1 of 4) and Terrence Samuel (1 of 5) were a a combined 2 of 16 for 10 points.
You can't win doing that.
"I thought the guys forgot what we did against SMU," Ollie said. "We shared the basketball, we played together, and I just thought there was just a little bit too much selfishness out there today."
Purvis' three points on zero baskets is hard to fathom. He dominated against SMU. He disappeared against Memphis.
“You got to ask him. I can't explain it," Ollie said of Purvis' struggles. "He struggled, didn't make a shot. You can't let your shot dictate your energy on a basketball court. If shot is not fouling, you have to make an impact on the game. Our guys didn't do that totally as a group. We didn't move the basketball and took a lot of ill-advised shots. Tonight, a lot of selfishness and the ball was really sticking.”
The Huskies' backs are now against the proverbial wall. Memphis and UConn are tied, but the Tigers hold the tiebreak. That means if Memphis wins on Saturday against Cincinnati it will get a first round bye regardless if UConn wins over Temple.
The implications are huge. UConn may have to win four games in Hartford to get back to the NCAA tournament.
"We just got to go to Temple and win, and the win three back at home," Ollie said.
Sounds simple. But everything else this season has been difficult and running the table looks like a tough job, even at home.
Could it be done? Sure. But it won't be easy.
And if UConn is getting ready for the NIT two weeks from now?
The Huskies will have no one to blame but themselves.