NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Dwight Hardy scored 19 points and sank the winning basket with 1.2 seconds left Saturday, boosting St. John's to an 60-59 upset of No. 4 Pittsburgh.
Hardy drew a foul on Pitt's Travon Woodall and sank a pair of free throws with 27.6 seconds left, capping a late 7-0 run that gave the Red Storm a 58-56 advantage. But Wooddall responded, draining a 3-pointer with 11.3 seconds to put Pitt back up by a point.
Hardy, though, then put the game away, driving the length of the court and knifing underneath to sink a reverse-layup in the final seconds, handing St. John's (17-9, 9-5 Big East) its third win over a ranked opponent at Madison Square Garden this year.
Justin Burrell added 15 points and eight rebounds and D.J. Kennedy chipped in with 11 and eight for St. John's, which pulled in to a tie for third place in the Big East conference.
Ashton Gibbs poured in 26 points for the Panthers (24-3, 12-2), who lost for the first time on the road this season.