Thomas Leads Houston Past TCU, 54-48

    Dec. 4, 2012

    HOUSTON 54, TCU 48
     

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      1 2 F
    Houston (6-2) 27 27 54
    TCU (6-3) 19 29 48

    Quick Stats UH Opp
    Points 54 48
    Field Goals 18-53 19-57
    3-Point Field Goals 1-7 5-18
    Free Throws 17-22 5-13
    Rebounds 43 39
    Fouls 16 19
    Assists 8 12
    Turnovers 15 14
    Blocks 4 4
    Steals 4 4

    Statistical Leaders
    Houston Points Rebounds Assists
    TaShawn Thomas 19 12 3 blks
    Joseph Young 12 5 1
    Danuel House 9 6 1 stl
    TCU Points Rebounds Assists
    Kyan Anderson 20 2 3
    Adrick McKinney 10 20 0
    Nate Butler Lind 6 2 4

    Final Stats

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - 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 range.

    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.


     

     

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