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
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.