Pages in 1891 rule book: 2. In current rule book: 114
U.S. News and World Report, November 25, 1991, p.
Les Henson, a six-foot, six-inch senior forward on the Virginia Tech basketball team,
will never forget a game against Florida State University in Tallahassee last year (1986).
With two seconds to go and the score tied at 77 to 77, Henson grabbed a rebound off the
Florida State backboard a foot from the baseline and threw the ball overhand toward his
own basket. "It was eerie--you couldn't hear a thing in the arena," Henson
recalled later. "Then it just swished through the hoop" --from 89 feet, 3 inches
away, making it the longest field goal in college basketball history. And Henson, who
shoots with his left hand, had done it with a right-handed throw.
New York Times, quoted
in Reader's Digest, March 1987.