EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- After Andre Barrett fired up Seton Hall one final time, he led the way to its biggest win of the season.
Barrett scored five of his 20 points in the second overtime, including a decisive free throw with nine seconds left to lift the Pirates to a 68-67 victory over fourth-ranked Pittsburgh in a Big East Conference game.
Pittsburgh (22-2, 8-2 Big East) missed a pair of shots from close range to end the first overtime, giving Seton Hall some new life. Barrett went right to the bench and unleashed a demonstrative display of leadership, barking in his his teammates' ears and firing them up.
"I couldn't let them put their heads down," Barrett said. "I told them, 'We're not going to lose this game.' We're going to fight and fight and fight until the horn goes off. I think everybody just sat and looked at me and believed."
Barrett, who had six assists and no turnovers, went out and finished the job. With the score tied at 67-67, he put his head down, drove and drew Panthers point guard Carl Krauser's fifth foul with nine seconds left.
Barrett made his second attempt from the line to put Seton Hall (16-5, 6-3) ahead.
With Krauser out, Pittsburgh was forced to use freshman Antonio Graves at point guard on its last possession. Graves took the inbounds pass and drove for a wide-open runner in the lane that hit the back rim before time expired on the rebound, snapping the Panthers' four-game winning streak.
"All I can think is if he makes that shot, I'm going to run into the stands," Barrett said. "The dude just got in the game and he got a look. I was so happy that he missed."
The Panthers appeared poised for the victory after Krauser scored six straight points for a 55-49 lead with 1:49 left in regulation. Seton Hall swingman J.R. Morris let fly with a pair of 3-pointers in an 8-1 spurt for a 57-56 lead with 29 seconds to go. But Barrett drew his fourth foul on a drive by Krauser, who made 1-of-2 at the line to send it into overtime.
"We got down six with a minute or less to go," Pirates coach Louis Orr said. "Guys came up with big plays."
Krauser scored 23 points to lead Pitt, but was held scoreless after regulation. He also committed eight of the Panthers' 24 turnovers thanks to the tremendous defensive pressure by fellow Bronx native Barrett.
"You can't say enough about him (Barrett)," Seton Hall guard John Allen said. "He's been doing it basically since we got here. He's an All-American - you don't get to be an All-American by doing it for one or two games."
Pitt played its second double-overtime victory after an 84-80 victory at Miami on January 17. This one ended with an unusual feeling, its second loss.
"Responding to a loss is part of being a good team," Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said. "It's a tough loss, but we learn from every game."
Freshman Chris Taft collected 16 points and 15 rebounds and Chevy Troutman added 10 and 10 for the Panthers, held a 46-38 edge on the glass. But their physical play was matched by strong interior efforts by the Pirates' Andre Sweet and Kelly Whitney.
Seton Hall improved to 3-1 against ranked teams this season.