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Texas Tech outlasts San Diego to stay unbeaten

SAN DIEGO -- Kierra Mallard scored on a putback with 7.6 seconds left, and Texas Tech (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) remained undefeated with a 58-57 win over San Diego on Friday night in the Surf N' Slam Classic.

Casey Morris missed a jumper before Mallard grabbed the rebound, took one dribble and scored to give the Lady Raiders one of their few leads of the game.

San Diego's Felicia Wijenberg missed a wide open layup at the buzzer after taking a pass from Dominique Conners.

Texas Tech (12-0) had to overcome an 11-point deficit in the first half -- its largest of the season. Chynna Brown had 14 points, and Mallard added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Raiders, who came in as one of seven unbeaten teams in the nation.

Morgan Woodrow scored 20 points for San Diego (9-3), which was held to one field goal in the final 4:41 after taking a 53-50 lead.