Courtney Taylor led the Cougars with 13 points and 14 rebounds
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Dec. 2, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas - The University of Houston women's basketball team couldn't overcome a dismal shooting effort to suffer their first setback of the season to TCU by a score of 69-57 Thursday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
The Cougars (4-1) shot an icy 26 percent (20-of-76) from the field, including an 8-of-40 (20 percent) effort during the first half.
Senior Courtney Taylor registered her fifth-straight double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Cougars. The Crockett, Texas, native was 5-of-13 from the field and 3-of-5 from the free-throw line, while swiping four steals in 37 minutes.
Trailing by a score of 23-15 with 2:47 remaining in the first half, the Cougars put together a 5-0 run to cut the deficit to three heading into the break.
Houston stormed out of the half with four consecutive 3-pointers to take a 32-25 lead. Landry ignited the run with her first trey of the contest, while Scott gave the Cougars their first lead with another long-range jumper at the 18:36 mark. Brittany Mason followed up with her first 3-pointer of the season on the ensuing possession, while Scott answered a TCU bucket with another dagger.
TCU's Emily Carter would answer, hitting back-to-back treys to spark a 25-9 run to give the Horned Frogs a 50-41 edge.
The Cougars would cut the deficit back down to two points at the 4:56 mark, but the Frogs struck again from long range with back-to-back 3-pointers to put the contest out of reach.
Houston won the rebounding battle by a 51-46 margin, including a 24-9 edge on the offensive glass. The Cougars committed only 12 turnovers while forcing 14 TCU turnovers on 10 steals.
Carter led the Frogs with 26 points, while Helena Sverrisdottir posted 14 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
The Cougars return home after four-straight road games to host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at Hofheinz Pavilion.
*Houston dropped to 22-12 all-time against TCU and 11-9 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in Fort Worth.
*Courtney Taylor posted her fifth-straight and 45th-career double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
*Taylor moved into fourth place all-time at Houston with 279 made free-throws, while jumping to sixth spot with 88 career starts.
*Brittney Scott made her 66th-consecutive start on Thursday night. Scott has started every contest since the beginning of the 2008-09 season.