Shauntal Nobles' career night helps Texas Tech improve to 11-0

SAN DIEGO -- Shauntal Nobles scored a career-high 14 points to help Texas Tech (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) remain undefeated with an 81-63 win over Cal State Bakersfield in the Surf N' Slam Classic on Thursday night.

Texas Tech (11-0) is off to its best start since winning 15 straight to open the 2004-05 season. The Lady Raiders are one of six undefeated Division I teams.

Monique Smalls and Mary Bokenkamp each had 10 points for the Lady Raiders, who scored 15 straight points in the second half for a 72-43 lead over the outmanned Roadrunners.

Kristine Herman and Ciarra Ford led Cal State Bakersfield (3-14) with 19 points apiece. The Roadrunners, hard hit with injuries, suited up just six players.

Texas Tech, playing its first game in eight days, used its overwhemling size to outrebound Cal State Bakersfield 59-31, including 29 offensive rebounds.