Presley Hudson wins NCAA women's 3-point contest
Central Michigan's Presley Hudson went home victorious in the NCAA women's 3-point contest in Minneapolis, Minnesota April 4.
The senior point guard blew away the competition, scoring 65 points over the span of three rounds.
In the first round, Hudson hit 18-of-25 shots from beyond the arc but failed to convert on four of the five "money balls" that counted as two points apiece. Nonetheless, her score of 19 was good enough for second place of the eight contestants, moving her into the semifinals.
Hudson began her jaw-dropping run in that second round, knocking down her first 14 shots and finishing with 23 points to pace the four remaining shooters and advance to the final round.
Pitted against Belmont's Darby Maggard in the finals, Hudson watched from the sideline as Maggard shot first. After seeing the Belmont shooting guard end with 18 points, Hudson repeated her feat of scoring 23 out of a possible 30 points to win the competition.
Hudson was presented the trophy for the women's competition, then immediately went back onto the floor to go head-to-head in the Reese's Challenge against the winner of the men's 3-point contest, Loyola Chicago's Clayton Custer.
Custer got a respectable 15 points, but Hudson surpassed that number by the time she finished the third of five ball racks. She finished with an astounding 25 points in the round, which is a new record for 3-point makes in the competition.
In four rounds, she made 77-of-100 3-pointers.
Throughout Hudson's impressive performance, commentators and contestants alike watched in awe as each shot splashed through the net.
"She can flat-out shoot it," ESPN commentator Sean Farnham said in the aftermath of Hudson's show. "SportsCenter, are you watching? You should be; it might be the best thing you see all night."