Nov. 27, 2010
|3-Point Field Goals||8-19||4-14|
TCU grabbed a 36-31 halftime lead after holding the Cougars to only nine field goals and 34.6 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes.
The Horned Frogs continued to expand their lead in the second half and then used a 22-8 run during an 8-minute stretch to seize control of the game.
The Cougars struggled from the field throughout the game, hitting a season-low 40.4 percent. Meanwhile, TCU hit better than 45 percent from the field, including 51.6 percent in the first half. The Horned Frogs also converted 19 Cougar giveaways into 26 points to snap a 2-game losing streak to the Cougars.
The Cougars' leading scorer, Brown led Houston with 14 points, thanks to 4-of-6 shooting from the arc and two treys in each half. Freshman forward Alandise Harris and sophomore forward Kendrick Washington came off the bench to score 12 points apiece, while senior guard Zamal Nixon added 10 points with a pair of 3-pointers.
With the loss, the Cougars fell to 4-2 overall. TCU improved to 4-2.
TCU guard Ronnie Moss led the Horned Frogs with 17 points, while forward Garlon Green added 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting. J.R. Cadot added 11 points and a game-high nine rebounds in the win.
The Cougars continue their road swing when they meet LSU at 7 p.m., Tuesday, inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La. From there, the team meets area-rival Sam Houston State at 2 p.m., Saturday, inside the Bernard G. Johnson Arena, in Huntsville, Texas.
Fans can hear all Cougar men's basketball games live on SportsTalk 790 AM KBME with Tom Franklin calling the play-by-play action and Cougar legend Elvin Hayes serving as analyst.
Houston returns to Hofheinz Pavilion at 7 p.m., Dec. 6, to play host to Nevada.
* The Cougars' previous shooting low from the field was 43.8 (21-of-48) percent at Louisiana Tech on Nov. 17.
* With eight 3-pointers, the Cougars recorded their 280th consecutive game with at least one trey.
* Head coach James Dickey fell to 10-6 all-time against TCU during his career... Saturday's game was his first encounter with the Horned Frogs from the Houston bench.