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Kierra Mallard, Jordan Barncastle power Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Kierra Mallard had 18 points and 15 rebounds to help Texas Tech (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) beat Penn State (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) 70-66 on Saturday.

Jordan Barncastle made a 3-pointer off an inbounds pass with 2 seconds to play to seal the win for the Lady Raiders (7-0), who held off a pair of late surges by Penn State (6-2).

Texas Tech led by seven with 3:30 to go, but the Lady Lions twice pulled within one on 3s by Maggie Lucas and Alex Bentley.

Bentley's shot made it 67-66 with 34 seconds remaining. Penn State knocked the ball out of bounds on the Lady Raiders' next possession with a second left on the shot clock. Barncastle then drilled the clinching bucket from the corner.

Bentley finished with 18 points.