USU Men's Hoops Enters Saturday's Game At Wyoming Ranked In Top 10 Of Two NCAA Categories
Jan. 31, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's basketball enters Saturday's game at Wyoming ranked in the top 10 of two NCAA statistical categories, as the NCAA statistics were released Friday afternoon.
USU is third in the nation in three-point field goal percentage (.416), as well as eighth in the country in assists per game (17.4). The Aggies have three other top 25 rankings, including 13th in total assists (348), 14th in assist-turnover ratio (1.51) and 22nd in rebounding margin (+6.8). Additionally, USU is 43rd in free throw percentage (.737), 53rd in three-point field goal percentage defense (.310), 60th in field goal percentage (.469) and 66th in scoring defense (65.9).
Individually, Utah State is the only team with more than one player in the top 25 of the NCAA stats for assist-turnover ratio, and the Aggies have three players in the rankings. Senior guard TeNale Roland is sixth in the nation in assist-turnover ratio (3.65), while senior guard Preston Medlin is ninth (3.35) and sophomore guard Marcel Davis is 25th (2.90).
Medlin is also 83rd in three-point field goals made per game (2.45) and 90th in total three-pointers made (49). Sophomore forward Kyle Davis is 72nd in rebounds per game (8.4) and 91st in double-doubles (5). Senior center Jarred Shaw is 97th in free throw percentage (.842).
Utah State (12-8, 2-6 MW) opens the second month of the calendar year and closes out the first half of Mountain West action by hitting the road to take on Wyoming (13-7, 4-3 MW) on Saturday, Feb. 1. The border battle between the Aggies and Cowboys will tip off at 4:05 p.m. (MT) from UW's Arena-Auditorium (15,000), in a game nationally televised on ROOT Sports (Comcast Ch. 52/693HD, Dish Network Ch. 414, DirecTV Ch. 683/687). Jerry Schemmel will provide play-by-play, with analysis from Marty Fletcher. The live stream of Saturday's game will not be available within the regional ROOT Sports coverage area.
Internet live video streaming for Saturday's game will be available by clicking on the "Watch Live" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com. The live stream of Saturday's game will not be available within the regional ROOT Sports coverage area.
The game will also be aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network. Live stats will also be available through the "GameTracker" link, and updates will also be available on Twitter - @Aggiehoops.
The Aggies return home to open the second half of conference play, hosting Nevada on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in a 7 p.m. tip-off.
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.
Utah State has also been nominated as one of the top college basketball student sections in the country and is now asking for fan support in helping it win the prestigious title. Aggie fans can have a say in determining the most deserving student section by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award daily via social media platforms.
There are three ways fans can vote. There is a direct link to a poll at www.mystudentsectionrocks.com. Fans can also go on facebook at www.facebook.com/collegecolors or vote on twitter using the hashtag: #RockUSUColors.
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.