Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Late 3-pointer lifts TCU over Air Force
By ESPN.com wire services
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Amric Fields hit a long 3-pointer with 18 seconds remaining to propel TCU to a 65-62 come-from-behind win over Air Force on Wednesday night.
Taylor Broekhuis' game-tying 3-point attempt missed high on the glass as time expired. Fields' basket came after Connell Crossland grabbed the Horned Frogs' 22nd offensive rebound of the night.
Michael Lyons gave the Falcons (13-12, 3-7 Mountain West) a 62-60 lead with 57 seconds remaining on a turnaround jumper, and Air Force blocked two TCU shots before Fields' heroics. J.R. Cadot, who led the Horned Frogs (16-11, 6-5) with 16 points and 13 rebounds, hit two free throws with 3.3 seconds left to put TCU up by three.
TCU led by nine midway through the first half, but Air Force charged back with a 13-0 run. The Falcons led 32-29 at halftime despite allowing eight Horned Frogs offensive rebounds.