Red Deer trailed B.C.'s Langara College Falcons 81-74 when Strickland hit his first three-pointer off an inbounds play that began with 28.3 seconds left in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association men's basketball final in Squamish, B.C., on Saturday.
The Stirling, Alta., native's 12-point run put his team in position to tie or win the game on its final possession, trailing 88-86 with 4.9 seconds to play. But Red Deer could not get a shot off before the buzzer.
Strickland finished with 34 points.