No. 15 Texas Tech women beat Illinois 70-64

Christine Hyde scored 18 points to lead No. 15 Texas Tech to a

70-64 win over Illinois on Saturday.

The Lady Raiders made 25 of 35 free throws to hang on against

Illinois (4-6). Karisma Penn scored 12 points and Alex Burke had 11

for the Illini.

The Lady Raiders forced 18 turnovers Texas Tech (9-0) is ranked

the highest in the AP poll since they opened the 2005 season at No.

13 and fell to No. 14 on Nov. 21, 2005.