Texas guard Jamie Carey used the simplest terms to describe her decisive three-point basket against No. 7 Texas Tech.

"I was open. I put it up. It went in," Carey said.

Carey hit a three-pointer with 26 seconds remaining and scored five points in the last 30 seconds to lead the No. 10 Longhorns to a 70-67 victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock yesterday.

"We just wanted to get settled offensively," Texas Coach Jody Conradt said. "My sense has been that set plays have some advantage, but this team focuses on trying to get the ball where it needs to go, and we have such good balance with people who can play on the offensive end."

Carey finished with 17 points, and Nina Norman scored 16 for Texas (21-5, 14-1 Big 12).

Plenette Pierson scored 22 points and Jia Perkins added 18 for Texas Tech (22-4, 12-3).

* DUKE 86, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 60: Alana Beard had a game-high 22 points as the No. 2 Blue Devils, at home, completed a second straight undefeated run through the ACC regular season.

Duke (28-1) is the first team to go 16-0 in ACC play for two consecutive seasons. Virginia's 1994-95 squad was the only other team to go unbeaten in conference play since the ACC expanded to nine teams before the 1991-92 season.

Iciss Tillis had 15 points for the Blue Devils, who have won eight straight games since losing to Connecticut, 77-65, on Feb. 1.

* TENNESSEE 84, KENTUCKY 69: Gwen Jackson scored 25 points, and Shyra Ely added 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds as the third-ranked Lady Vols overcame 23 turnovers to win on the road.

"We can't play that way and attain the goals we have set," said Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt, whose team is seeking another run at the national championship.

Kara Lawson scored 16 points for the Lady Vols (26-3, 14-0 Southeastern Conference), who won their 17th straight game and finished a perfect run through their league schedule for the third time in six seasons.

* VANDERBILT 72, LSU 60: Chantelle Anderson scored a game-high 24 points as the No. 17 Commodores beat the fourth-ranked Lady Tigers in Nashville.

Vanderbilt (19-8, 9-5 SEC) squandered a 20-12 lead in the first half, scoring just two points in a span of seven minutes and allowing LSU (24-3, 11-3) to take a 24-22 advantage on a three-point play by Aiysha Smith.

The Commodores regrouped to take a 30-28 lead at halftime, and they never trailed in the second half.

* MISSISSIPPI STATE 65, AUBURN 56: LaToya Thomas had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the No. 11 Lady Bulldogs on the road.

Doceide Warren added 13 points, including six during a second-half run in which Mississippi State (22-6, 10-4 SEC) took the lead for good.

* PURDUE 78, IOWA 68: Shereka Wright scored 25 points, and Erika Valek added 15 as the No. 12 Boilermakers won on the road despite 19 turnovers.

Purdue (23-5, 12-4 Big Ten) came up with the shots it needed to hold off Iowa in the second half and finished tied for second in the conference with Minnesota.

* MINNESOTA 76, MICHIGAN 63: Lindsay Whalen scored 21 points as the No. 13 Golden Gophers earned a road victory in the final regular season game for both teams.

Minnesota (23-4, 12-4 Big Ten) finished second in its conference to match a school-best finish last season.

* PENN STATE 76, WISCONSIN 55: In State College, Pa., Kelly Mazzante scored 35 points and the No. 15 Lady Lions clinched the Big Ten regular season title.

Penn State (23-7, 13-3 Big Ten) has won or shared the conference regular season title four times since joining in 1992-93.

* SOUTH CAROLINA 91, MISSISSIPPI 68: Cristina Ciocan had 23 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists as the No. 16 Lady Gamecocks won on the road.

South Carolina (21-6, 9-5 SEC) ended the regular season by winning four straight.

* ARKANSAS 68, ALABAMA 57: In Fayetteville, Ark., Shameka Christon scored 25 points to lead the No. 21 Lady Razorbacks. Dana Cherry added 16 points for Arkansas (20-9, 7-7 SEC).

LSU forward Detrina White (23) and Vanderbilt's Ashley Earley try to get a hold on matters. The Commodores pulled away in second half for the win.