Houston 54, TCU 48

Houston’s TaShawn Thomas led a dominate performance in the paint

with 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Cougars defeated TCU 54-48 on

Tuesday night.

The Cougars (6-2) nearly doubled up on the Horned Frogs (6-3) in

the paint, outscoring TCU 32-18.

The Horned Frogs kept the nation’s 19th-best scoring offense in

check, but they couldn’t keep up. TCU was the third-best team in

the NCAA in scoring defense going into the game, giving up just

52.6 points per game.

Houston, which came into the game averaging 81.0 points per game

– 19th-best in the NCAA – was held to its season low in points. But

TCU shot just 33.3 percent, including 5 of 18 from 3-point


Joseph Young added 12 points for the Cougars, snapping a

two-game losing streak.

Kyan Anderson led TCU with 20 points. Adrick McKinney scored 10

and had 20 rebounds.