EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Andre Barrett scored nine of the final 12 points for Seton Hall as it knocked off No. 10 Notre Dame, 78-72, in Big East Conference play.
Barrett led the Pirates with 24 points and hit a key 3-pointer from well beyond the arc with 2:25 left to give Seton Hall a 69-65 cushion. The Pirates never trailed in the second half and the Fighting Irish never again had a chance to take the lead.
"I wanted to take a quick shot with a couple of seconds left on the shot clock," Barrett said. "I knew I had confidence in my shot and once I made the decision to take it, I knew it was going to drop."
Barrett shot 3-of-4 from 3-point range but hit all of his attempts in the second half to help lead Seton Hall to its first win over a ranked team in nearly two years. He also led the Pirates with six assists.
"Barrett is a winner, always has been a winner," Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. "When he hit that shot, you say to yourself, not tonight, especially on the road."
Matt Carroll, who scored 16 points, was the only Notre Dame player to make a basket in the final four minutes. He made a short hook shot to bring the Fighting Irish (10-9, 5-4 Big East West) within 66-65 with just under four minutes left.
After Barrett's 3-pointer and a finger roll by Marcus Toney-El, Carroll converted a three-point play to get Notre Dame (18-4, 6-2) back to 71-68 with 1:29 left. But then Barrett took over, making all six of his free-throw attempts in the final minute.
"He is our catalyst," Seton Hall coach Louis Orr said. "When he plays with the courage he has inside, he can do great things."
Dan Miller, who led the Irish with 21 points, hit a pair of 3-pointers to forge a 38-38 tie 1:12 into the second half. Barrett answered with a long-range shot of his own on the Pirates' next possession and Seton Hall led the rest of the way.
Andre Sweet added 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting off the bench for Seton Hall. He also grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Pirates.
"Sweet has big heart and is not afraid to make plays," Orr said. "He has courage. He is a talented player. He made shots against their zone and forced them to get out of their zone. It was important that we were able to execute. Sweet gives us a boost and he is playing extremely well."
Seton Hall has won three straight games and snapped a three-game losing streak against Notre Dame. The fans at Continental Airlines Arena rushed the court at the final buzzer to celebrate the victory.
The Pirates scored 27 points off 16 turnovers by the Irish. Seton Hall shot 53 percent (30-of-57) from the field and a season-high 71 percent (5-of-7) from 3-point range.
"I don't think we defended and worked on the defensive end enough to deserve to win the basketball game," Brey said. "They made big plays every time we put some game pressure on them."
Marcus Toney-El made all five shots for 10 points and six rebounds for Seton Hall, which held a 38-26 edge in points in the paint. The Pirates' strong effort inside helped contain Notre Dame freshman center Torin Francis, who still managed nine points and 10 rebounds.
Miller, a New Jersey native, was the only member of the Irish who was able to find his perimeter stroke. Carroll, who came off a 36-point effort in Saturday's win over Georgetown, made 6-of-16 shots and Chris Thomas made 5-of-15 for 14 points.
Barrett got the best of his matchup with Thomas, who was forced into six of Notre Dame's 16 turnovers. Each point guard had six assists.