Air Force Hosts TCU in Mid-Week Contest

    Sophomore Michelle Ivey

    Sophomore Michelle Ivey

    Jan. 23, 2012

    Air Force Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

    The Air Force women's basketball team is back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 25, when it hosts TCU in a 7:00 p.m. contest.

    GAME INFORMATION
    Live Stats/Video:
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    Series History: TCU leads, 16-2
    Last Season: Air Force and TCU split their regular season meetings last year, with the Falcons winning a 60-55 decision at the Academy on Jan. 29, while the Horned Frogs earned a 88-51 victory in Fort Worth on March 2.
    Promotions:
    • "Pack the House" Challenge - Help the Falcons "pack the house" in a nationwide attendance challenge.
    • 3-2-1 Night - Fans can purchase tickets for $3, hot dogs for $2 and fountain drinks for $1.

    LAST TIME OUT...
    Air Force came up short in its upset bid against league-leading San Diego State on Saturday, dropping a 72-65 home contest to the Aztecs. Junior Dymond James notched her third double-double of the season, finishing with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomore Megan O'Neil added a career-best 18 points.

    SCOUTING THE FALCONS...
    Air Force enters Wednesday's game with a 5-14 overall mark and 0-4 ledger in the Mountain West.

    Junior Alicia Leipprandt is the Falcons' leading scorer on the season, averaging 13.9 points per game, while classmate Dymond James is also averaging in double figures scoring with 12.6 points per contest. James is also the team's leading rebounder with 7.2 boards per game.

    SCOUTING THE HORNED FROGS...
    TCU enters this week's game with a 9-10 overall record and 2-2 record in the Mountain West after winning a 74-68 road decision over Boise State.

    Natalie Ventress leads the Horned Frogs with 11.9 points per contest, while Latricia Lovings is averaging a team-best 5.7 rebounds per game.

    HOW WE RATE...
    In the latest conference statistics, Air Force ranks second in the Mountain West in steals (9.1) and defensive rebounds (25.6) per game and ranks tied for third in rebounding offense (39.2).

    HOW THEY RATE...
    In the latest conference statistics, TCU leads the Mountain West in field goal percentage defense (.342) and blocked shots per game (6.4), ranks second in three-point field goal percentage defense (.285), turnover margin (+1.3) and three-point field goals made per game and is third in assists per game (12.7).

    PACK THE HOUSE...
    Wednesday night's contests against TCU has been designated as the Falcons' "Pack the House" Challenge game. "Pack the House" is a national effort in which conferences and institutions compete to build women's basketball attendance.

    In 2011, Air Force was the winner of the "Pack the House" Challenge for the Mountain West Conference, hosting 2,907 fans during its televised women's basketball game against in-state and conference rival Colorado State, setting a new Division I home attendance record for the Falcons.

    ANOTHER DOUBLE-DOUBLE FOR DYMOND...
    Junior Dymond James registered her third double-double of the season, and second in the past three games, against San Diego State, finishing with a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds. James now has nine double-doubles in her career. In addition, James has recorded 10+ rebounds in 11 career games.

    CAREER HIGH FOR MEGAN...
    After a two-game hiatus, sophomore Megan O'Neil returned to the Falcons' lineup with a career-best offensive performance against San Diego State, scoring 18 points. O'Neil's previous career-high scoring output was 14 points earlier this season versus Denver.

    SEASON-HIGH SHOOTING...
    After averaging 29.0 shooting from the field in its first three conference games of the year, Air Force heated up against San Diego State, shooting a season-best 51.1 percent.

    MEGAN IN THE RECORD BOOKS...
    After recording a career-high-tying three blocks against San Diego State, sophomore Megan O'Neil moved into a tie for 10th place on the Academy's career blocked shots list with 41. O'Neil also ranks tied for fifth place on the Falcons' Division I career blocked shots list.

    NEXT UP...
    The Falcons are back on the road for their next two games, beginning with a contest at UNLV on Saturday, Jan. 28.

     

     

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