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.
South Carolina signs coach Dawn Staley to seven-year, $22.4 million contract extension
South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley has signed a seven-year, $22.4 million contract extension, the school announced on Friday.
NCAA task force recommends removing minimum standardized test scores in effort to advance racial equity
An NCAA task force recommended on Friday that incoming freshmen in Division I and II sports should no longer be required to meet minimum scores on standardized tests for initial eligibility.
McCray-Penson steps down as MS State coach
Nikki McCray-Penson steps down as Mississippi State women's basketball coach to focus on her health.