Nebraska 59

(10-7, 2-4 Big 12)

Texas Tech 61

(8-8, 3-2 Big 12)

    6:00 PM ET, January 21, 2006

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    NEB 30 2959
    TTU 37 2461

    Texas Tech hands Nebraska 4th straight loss

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- LaToya Davis hit two free throws with 54 seconds remaining to push Texas Tech past Nebraska 61-59 on Saturday.

    Kiera Hardy scored a game-high 26 points for Nebraska, but missed the potential game-winning 3-pointer as time expired to preserve the win for the Lady Raiders (8-8, 3-2 Big 12) and hand Nebraska its fourth straight loss.

    Hardy connected on 4-of-5 3-pointers before missing two in the final minute of the game. Tech finished the game on a 7-0 run, holding the Cornhuskers (10-7, 2-4) scoreless for the final 3:47. Davis' two final free throws gave the Lady Raiders their first lead since the 10:51 mark of the second half.

    Davis, who came in shooting 57 percent from the free throw line this season, connected on 7-of-8 free throws to close out the game.

    The Lady Raiders had only two field goals in the final 13 minutes of the game, but shot 12-of-14 from the free-throw line in that span.

    Davis scored 25 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season, and Alesha Robertson scored 16 points, including a season-high four 3-pointers.

    Erin Grant had 10 assists and needs just two more to become the Big 12's all-time assist leader. Texas Tech finished the first half getting 15 of its final 19 points from Davis and taking a 37-30 lead into halftime.

    But Nebraska responded by opening the second half on an 18-8 run to regain the lead at 48-45. With the win, the Lady Raiders are perfect in conference home games this season, including a victory Jan. 15 against then-No. 5 Baylor.

    The win also gives the Lady Raiders their 10th straight win against Nebraska; Nebraska never has won in Lubbock.

    Texas Tech coach Marsha Sharp was back on the bench for the Lady Raiders after missing Wednesday's loss to Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., with flu-like symptoms.

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