MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (Ticker) -- Kevin Pittsnogle received a surprise start when D'or Fischer came down with the flu. He left Pittsburgh with a sick feeling before the night was over.
Pittsnogle scored a career-high 27 points, including eight in overtime, as West Virginia knocked off Big East Conference arch-rival No. 15 Pittsburgh, 83-78 in overtime, for the first time in four years.
After the Panthers' Chris Taft scored the first hoop of the extra session, Tyrone Sally hit a 3-pointer for the Mountaineers before Pittsnogle converted a three-point play and a shot from the arc to build a 73-66 lead with two minutes left.
West Virginia's last win against Pittsburgh was a 69-68 victory at the WVU Coliseum in the 2000-01 season. The Mountaineers leads the series, which dates back to 1905, 90-77.
The Mountaineers (13-7, 3-6 Big East) won this game at the 3-point line. After missing 15 of 17 in the first half, they went 9-of-20 after intermission.
In regulation, West Virginia took a 64-62 lead with 22 seconds left when Johannes Herber scored on a six-footer in the lane. But Pittsburgh's Chevy Troutman tipped in a miss by Antonio Graves, who missed a lefthanded layup with 3.7 seconds left, to send the game into overtime.
Pittsnogle made 10-of-17 from the floor and Sally scored 19 points for the Mountaineers, who had lost six of their last seven games.
Troutman scored 25 points and Carl Krauser added 14, a career-high 15 assists and eight rebounds for Pittsburgh (15-4, 5-3), which had won its last three games and had its five-game winning streak against West Virginia snapped.
Troutman scored nine points and the Panthers held the Mountaineers to 29 percent shooting (9-of-31) in the first half as Pittsburgh opened up a 30-23 lead.