LINCOLN, Neb. -- Patrice Edwards hit two free throws with 24 seconds left then blocked a potential game-winning shot to push Texas Tech to a 70-69 win over Nebraska (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today; No. 19 AP) on Wednesday night.
Texas Tech (15-11, 6-6 Big 12) survived three scoring chances for Nebraska (21-5, 9-3) in the final 8 seconds.
Nebraska's Kelsey Griffin missed a pair of free throws with eight seconds left. But teammate Yvonne Turner grabbed the rebound, going up for a short jumper that Edwards blocked out of bounds.
Griffin got the inbounds pass, drove the lane and tried to force a pass to Jelena Spiric that the Lady Raiders knocked out of bounds. Kiera Hardy missed a long 3-point shot at the buzzer that hit the rim and bounced off.
Texas Tech, which led by six at half, built an eight-point margin on Edwards' inside shot that made the score 49-41 with 12:41 remaining. Most of the Lady Raiders' advantage at that point came from hitting 7 of 9 3-point shots.
Nebraska came storming back, putting together a 16-5 run, taking the lead on Turner's 3-pointer with 9:13 remaining and going up 57-54 after Turner stole the ball and hit a layup 14 seconds later.
The Lady Raiders retook the lead with four straight free throws. The game seesawed in the final eight minutes with Texas Tech leading by as many as three.
Nebraska went up 69-68 on Hardy's driving layup with 1:20 left.
LaVonda Henderson led Texas Tech with 17 points, hitting 8 of 10 shots. Edwards had 16 points. Raquel Christian had 12 for the Lady Raiders, Brooke Baughman added 11 and Alesha Robertson finished with 10.
Hardy had 16 points to lead Nebraska. Danielle Page had 14 points for the Huskers, Chelsea Aubry had 12 and Griffin ended with 10 points.