Texas Tech tips No. 20 Iowa St.
Top 25: McMorris had 17 in the Golden Eagles effort
The Associated Press
Texas Tech 61, No. 20 Iowa State 50 -- Box Score
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Kierra Mallard scored 19 points - all in the first half - to help Texas Tech beat No. 20 Iowa State 61-50 Wednesday night.
It was Texas Tech's first win against a Top 25 opponent since beating then-No. 15 Oklahoma State in February 2010.
Christine Hyde added 16 points and Casey Morris had 11 for Texas Tech.
Texas Tech (18-7, 5-6 Big 12) hit 11 of its first 18 shots while Mallard hit her first nine shots, but went cold in the second half.
No. 6 Xavier 92, St. Louis 60 -- Box Score
ST. LOUIS -- Amber Harris had 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 6 Xavier shot a season-best 66 percent, handling Saint Louis 92-60 for its 12th consecuitve victory on Wednesday night.
Ta'Shia Phillips added 20 points and seven rebounds for the Musketeers (22-2, 10-0 Atlantic 10), who've beaten half of their opponents during the winning streak by 20 or more points.
The four-time defending Atlantic 10 champions have won 26 consecutive regular-season conference games and easily topped their previous best shooting percentage of 55.7 percent in the opener against South Carolina.
Jacy Bradley had 13 points and reserve Ashley Hanley matched her career best with four 3-pointers and 12 points for Saint Louis (7-19, 1-10), which has lost six in a row by an average margin of 26 points and 12 of 13 overall.
No. 22 Marquette 66, Seton Hall 58 -- Box Score
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. -- Tatiyiana McMorris usually gets nervous when she plays in front of family and friends.
The Marquette senior guard, who is from the Bronx, wanted to put on a good show for her relatives who made the short trip to New Jersey to see her face Seton Hall on Wednesday night.
"Whenever I play in front of family, I feel like I have to play for them and put on a show for them,'' McMorris said.
McMorris did well as she led four scorers in double figures with 17 points and No. 22 Marquette earned a 66-58 victory against Seton Hall.
"I didn't want to be distracted because everyone was there,'' McMorris said. "It's always a great feeling to play in front of my friends and family. I just tried to let the game come to me and not try to do too much.''