We live in a copycat world.

That’s particularly true when it comes to building sports teams. Whatever style works for the best teams soon trickles toward the wannabes.

Thanks to Steph Curry and Golden State, no offensive system in basketball is more popular than one built around the 3-point shot. It’s all the rage … from the NBA to the YMCA.

We know that style works in the NBA — three of last year’s four conference finalists ranked in the top 5 in 3-pointers attempted; the previous year it was the top 2 and three of the top 8; the year before that all four were in the top 10.

Is that trend making its way to college campuses?

Actually, you could easily argue that the best NBA teams are merely replicating what Duke has done for years: living and dying behind the arc.

Since its inception, the 3-pointer has been college basketball’s equalizer, its antidote to the blue boods’ ability to simply outrecruit everybody. It’s how N.C. State first conquered Ralph Sampson, then Hakeem Olajuwon to win the 1983 national title.

Heck, it’s how Steph Curry and little Davidson knocked off a couple of Goliaths en route to the Elite 8 in 2008.

Mike Krzyzewski essentially invented the “Stretch 4” — a 3-point shooting power forward — to combat Dean Smith’s high-flying future NBA stars.

So there’s nothing really new about the 3-pointer’s impact in the college game.

But it is odd that it doesn’t have a larger footprint in the SEC.

Keep in mind, Kentucky has finished first or second in recruiting each of the past 10 years, so the SEC’s most talented program hasn’t exactly needed to rely on ball screens 23 feet from the basket to succeed.

But you would think everybody else might try to combat the Cats by recruiting shooters.

That hasn’t exactly happened, but if you want to know why Auburn is on the verge of winning its first SEC Championship since 1999, look outside the arc. The Tigers lead the SEC in 26 3-point shots per game. More than 35 percent of the Tigers’ points this season have come from 3-pointers.

In terms of a sea change, however, the SEC hasn’t gone all-in on the 3-pointer.

Seven teams — half of the league — are taking between 22-and-26 3-pointers per game. That’s two more teams than last year, but one fewer than in 2015-16.

In other words, no big change, despite having to deal with Kentucky.

Kentucky, with 5-stars at every position, has been in the bottom half of 3s taken each of those three years. This season the Cats are last in the SEC with 15 3-point attempts per game — 11 fewer than Auburn.

That’s a lot of potential points to leave on the floor. Not surprisingly, Auburn outscored Kentucky 24-9 from beyond the arc in the Tigers’ 76-66 victory two week ago.

Should the Cats relent and become a little more Duke-like? The percentages say yes.

Kentucky ranks 8th in the SEC in 3-point shooting this season (34.3 percent). The Cats were 5th last season (35.3) and 4th in 2015-16 (36.9).

So they can shoot it, even if they are reluctant to do so.

That’s probably a good thing for the rest of the league. The Wildcats already are scary enough without it.