Scores

Final

Houston 54

(6-2, 3-1 away)

TCU 48

(6-3, 5-2 home)

9:00 PM ET, December 4, 2012

Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas

1 2 T
HOU 27 2754
TCU 19 2948

Top Performers

Houston: T. Thomas 19 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

TCU: A. McKinney 10 Pts, 20 Reb

Houston 54, TCU 48

Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOU
TCU
Points 54 48
FG Made-Attempted 18-53 (.340) 19-57 (.333)
3P Made-Attempted 1-7 (.143) 5-18 (.278)
FT Made-Attempted 17-22 (.773) 5-13 (.385)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 12 0

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