9:00 PM ET, January 6, 2010
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Emily Carter had 18 points and No. 25 TCU beat Air Force 72-35 on Wednesday night in the Mountain West opener for both teams.The victory was the sixth consecutive for the Horned Frogs (11-3), who entered the Top 25 on Monday for the first time this season. They improved their overall record against the Falcons (3-11) to 14-1."We had open shots in the first half, and Carter had a great half offensively," TCU coach Jeff Mittie said. "We had balanced scoring and were able to get out in transition and score. All-in-all, it was not a bad effort, but there are so many areas where this team can get better."TCU held Air Force to a season-low in points on 21.7 percent shooting and forced 21 turnovers. Air Force, 1 of 17 from 3-point range, is 1-6 in its last seven games.The Falcons opened the scoring on Kelsey Berger's 3-pointer, but the Horned Frogs scored the next 19 points."Our guards were distributing the ball really well, and I just shot it when I was open and they went in," said Carter. "We just wanted to come out focused from the beginning because this was our first conference game and it sparks us for the rest of the conference season."Freshman guard Alicia Leipprandt led Air Force with nine points.