After clinching its 20th victory of the season, the women's basketball team (20-9, 10-3 Mountain West) hopes to maintain its lead in the MWC standings when facing conference opponent Colorado State (13-13, 5-8 MWC) in Fort Collins on Saturday.
Although the team played Tuesday, it entered the game after a seven day lay-off.
"I think that the break has been good for us," head coach Jeff Mittie said. "I think we are really energized right now."
After falling to No. 6 Baylor on the road at the beginning of the month, the No. 40 Horned Frogs (3-1) are looking ahead to their home opener against the No. 41 Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-1).
It has been more than two weeks since the team last competed, and although time has passed since the Horned Frogs last contended with an opponent, the team is optimistic.
"We are feeling pretty good and positive," junior Christopher Price said. "We've practiced really hard and have had some good wins."
After dropping out of the polls after a devastating road loss against New Mexico, the Lady Frogs gained some momentum by defeating a strong Brigham Young team Wednesday. The Lady Frogs, now 16-5, hope to add another win to their record after a conference matchup at home Saturday.
TCU will face the struggling Air Force Academy Falcons. The Falcons are only 3-18 this season and post a 0-8 conference record. However, TCU head coach Jeff Mittie will not approach this game any differently.
The TCU Lady Frogs extended their record-breaking home win streak by defeating the Brigham Young Cougars 64-40 Wednesday night.
TCU has won 18 straight games in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, which is the longest home win streak in the MWC. Their last home loss was against BYU last season.
The game began with the Cougars' effective press offense. BYU hit two early three-pointers and demonstrated its effectiveness in converting field goals into points.
With the loss of senior leadership, a young roster of outfielders will have to step up for the 2010 season.
"We need to get better than we were last year defensively," head coach Jim Schlossnagle said, never mentioning his team's accomplishment of making an appearance in the NCAA Super Regional last June.
"I don't think you can assume anything," he said. "I've tried to preach that to our guys."
Returning only one starting senior to the infield and slotting new starters in all but two infield positions usually doesn't bode well defensively for a baseball team that was on the cusp of a College World Series berth a season ago.
However, the No. 11 preseason ranked Horned Frogs will lean on the experience of the two returning infield starters while hoping that the new starters, one being a junior college transfer, will make a smooth transition into their starting roles.
No. 20 TCU posted their fifteenth win of the season Wednesday night after a dominating 78-51 performance at home against the Colorado State University Rams.
The Lady Frogs led 37-23 at halftime, and sustained their lead by marking a three-point field goal percentage of 71.4 in the last 20 minutes.
TCU finished strong with a 78-51 victory.
Ten different TCU players had the chance to add on to the score, at one point leading by 33 points.