PISCATAWAY, New Jersey (Ticker) -- With star Carl Krauser struggling, Pittsburgh looked to his backcourt mates to prevent its first three-game losing streak in five years.
Sophomore Antonio Graves scored in the lane with 41 seconds remaining and converted two free throws 15 seconds later to lift No. 12 Pittsburgh to a 66-63 overtime victory over Rutgers in a Big East Conference game.
Graves' basket in the lane gave the Panthers a 64-63 lead before his free throws extended the lead to three.
After Quincy Douby missed a 3-pointer with 14 seconds to play, Krauser followed by clanging two foul shots. But Marquis Webb followed by missing a desperation 35-footer.
It looked like the Panthers would win this one in regulation after freshman guard Ronald Ramon hit a tough 3-pointer with seven seconds remaining for a 58-55 lead.
But Ricky Shields came off a screen and forced overtime with a 3-pointer with eight-tenths of a second left.
Krauser, who came in averaging 16.5 points, scored just seven on 2-of-6 shooting and committed nine turnovers, including three offensive fouls. He had 41 turnovers in the first 12 games.
Ramon scored a season-high 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 5-of-9 from the arc. Chris Taft added 17 points and nine rebounds and Chevy Troutman had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Panthers (11-2, 1-1 Big East), who shot 53 percent (24-of-45) from the floor.
Shields scored 18 points and Douby added 17 for Rutgers (6-5, 0-1), which shot just 39 percent (24-of-61) but stayed in the game by committing just three turnovers, tying the Big East record.
Connecticut had three turnovers against West Virginia last season and Seton Hall did it against St. John's in 1981.
Rutgers has lost its last seven meetings against Pittsburgh.