Jan. 14, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's basketball is currently ranked among the national leaders in the NCAA Division I statistics, released Monday, highlighted by tying for the nation's longest winning streak at 13 in a row.
USU is ranked among the top 15 in the nation in three categories, as the Aggies are currently tied for ninth for won-lost percentage at 93.3 with its 14-1 record. Utah State also is 12th in field goal percentage (.496) as well as 15th for rebounding margin (+8.7). USU is also in the top 40 in three other categories, ranking 22nd in assist-turnover ratio (1.34) as well as 26th in assists per game (16.4) and 40th for three-point field goal percentage (.377).
Utah State is tops in the Western Athletic Conference statistics for overall games in seven categories, leading the league in scoring (73.3 ppg), scoring margin (+9.1), field goal percentage (.496), three-point field goal percentage (.377), rebounding margin (+9.2), assists (16.40) and assist/TO ratio (1.34). USU is also third in the league in free throw percentage (.700), scoring defense (63.5) and blocks (4.47), fifth in field goal percentage defense (.411), sixth in rebounds (37.1), seventh in three-point field goal percentage defense (.334) and ninth in steals (5.47).
USU leads the WAC in conference only games in three lists, topping the league in scoring (75.0 ppg), field goal percentage (.485) and assist/turnover ratio (1.43). The Aggies are also second in scoring margin (+10.0) and assists (15.2), while ranking third in rebounding margin (+3.0) and blocks (4.40), as well as fourth in free throw percentage (.703), fifth in scoring defense (65.0), field goal percentage defense (.413) and three-point field goal percentage (.361); sixth in three-point field goal percentage defense (.327) and rebounds (36.2) and eighth in steals (5.80).
With Friday's 66-60 win over San Jose State, Utah State improved to 14-1 on the season and remains in first-place in the WAC with a 5-0 mark. Overall, USU has now won 13-straight games to rank tied for the sixth-longest winning streak in school history, including the sixth-longest under veteran head coach Stew Morrill. USU's 13-game win streak is currently tied with Kansas for the longest in the nation. Kansas hosts Baylor Monday night.
Utah State returns to action on Thursday, Jan. 17 when it plays at New Mexico State (9-8, 3-2) in a 7 p.m. (MT) tip-off from Las Cruces, N.M., in a game that will be televised live on KMYU TV (Comcast Ch. 22; Dish Network Ch. 12; DirecTV Ch. 12; Over-the-Air 2.2 in Cache Valley).
Fans can follow the Aggie men's basketball program at twitter.com/AggieHoops. USU fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on facebook at Utah State University Athletics.
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