LUBBOCK, Texas -- Kierra Mallard had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help Texas Tech (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) remain undefeated with a 58-53 win over Oklahoma State on Wednesday night in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Mallard grabbed a crucial offensive rebound after a pair of missed free throws with Texas Tech leading by only three with 11 seconds to play.
Casey Morris made two free throws seconds later to seal the win.
Oklahoma State (8-2, 0-1 Big 12) trailed by eight points early in the second half, but the Cowgirls held Texas Tech (13-0, 1-0) to one basket over the next 8 minutes for a 39-34 lead.
Texas Tech took the lead for good with 3:30 to play on a 3-pointer by Mary Bokenkamp. Oklahoma State pulled within a point with 15 seconds left before a pair of free throws by Monique Smalls gave the Lady Raiders their three-point lead.
Kendra Suttles led Oklahoma State with 13 points.