Three Top 10 Marks Highlight USU Men's Basketball's Rankings In Recent NCAA Statistics
Jan. 17, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's men's basketball has three top 10 marks in the recent NCAA statistical categories, released Friday afternoon, prior to USU's Mountain West battle at Boise State on Saturday night in Boise, Idaho.
The Aggies are fourth in the country in assists per game (17.9), along with sixth in both rebounding margin (+10.3) and three-point field goal percentage (.420). USU also has two other marks in the top 25, ranking 15th in assist-turnover ratio (1.52) and 19th in total assists (286). Additionally, the Aggies are 39th in free throw percentage (.739), 40th in both scoring defense (64.1) and three-point field goal percentage defense (.300), 46th in won-lost percentage (.750), 48th in scoring margin (+9.9) and 52nd in field goal percentage (.475).
Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is eighth in the nation in assist-turnover ratio (3.53), while sophomore guard Marcel Davis is 17th in assist-turnover ratio (3.12). Medlin and fellow senior, guard/forward Spencer Butterfield are tied for 94th in three-point field goals per game, with 2.38 each. Sophomore forward Kyle Davis is 66th in double-doubles (5) and 68th in rebounds (8.6).
Utah State (12-4, 2-2 MW) men's basketball will hit the road for its first two-game road stretch of the Mountain West schedule, opening by heading to Boise, Idaho to take on Boise State (12-5, 2-2 MW) on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. (MT) at BSU's Taco Bell Arena. The battle between the Aggies and Broncos will not be televised, but will be streamed on the Internet on ESPN3.com, with Peter Young handling play-by-play duties, while Blaine Fowler will provide analysis. The game will also be aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network.
The Aggies continue on the road on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Las Vegas, Nev., playing at UNLV in a 9 p.m. (MT) tip-off in a nationally-televised game on CBS Sports Network. Utah State returns to the friendly confines of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for a two-game homestand, starting with San Diego State on Saturday, Jan. 25 and New Mexico on Tuesday, Jan. 28, both at 9 p.m. (MT) tip-offs.
The NCAA has launched the NCAA 6th Fan contest, an exciting nationwide online competition that will determine which Division I school has the most school pride and supportive fans. Utah State fans can learn all the details at www.ncaa.com/6thfan, including how to win great fan prizes and how to help Utah State be awarded over $100,000 in general scholarship contributions.
Utah State fans can vote at www.ncaa.com/6thFan by casting votes directly, or votes can be submitted through ncaa.com to Facebook and Twitter. Fans also can vote directly on Twitter by Tweeting or Retweeting the #6thFan hashtag and Utah State's hashtag: #UTST.
USU men's basketball single-game, multi-game and season tickets are on sale. All single-game tickets are now on sale. Single-game tickets cost $18 for non-priority and $20 for priority, as well as $25 for premium game against UNLV (Feb. 15).
To order a package or for more Aggie men's basketball ticket information, fans can contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305 during regular hours of operation. Fans can also buy their tickets in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or online by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" tab at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
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, on facebook at Utah State University Athletics or on instagram at instagram.com/USUAthletics.