Feb. 4, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - In the recent NCAA Division I statistics, released Monday by the NCAA, Utah State men's basketball is in the top 30 in three categories, including eighth in rebounding margin.
USU has a rebounding margin of +8.9, which in addition to ranking eighth in the NCAA, also leads the Western Athletic Conference. The Aggies' rebounding margin is bolstered by having a +19 advantage in two of its last three games, including Saturday's win at Seattle.
Utah State is also 26th in field goal percentage (.475) and 29th in three-point field goal percentage (.382). USU is also 44th in won-lost percentage (.762), 57th in assists per game (15.0) and 60th in assist-turnover ratio (1.17).
Individually, junior center Jarred Shaw ranks 48th in field goal percentage (.537), as well as 55th in double-doubles (7.0) and 69th in rebounds per game (8.4).
Besides leading the WAC in rebounding advantage, USU also tops the league in three-point field goal percentage (.382), while ranking second in field goal percentage (.475) and assist-turnover ratio (1.17). The Aggies are also third in the conference in scoring, 69.4), scoring margin (+6.4), free throw percentage (.723) and assists (14.95), in addition to ranking fourth in scoring defense (63.0) and blocks (4.0). USU is also sixth in both field goal percentage defense (.419) and rebounds (36.8), while ranking eighth in three-point field goal percentage defense (.340) and ninth in steals (5.0).
In WAC only games, Utah State is second in rebounding margin (+6.5), as well as ranking third in free throw percentage (.735), three-point field goal percentage (.379), assists (13.09), assist-turnover ratio (1.03). USU is also fourth in scoring defense (63.2), scoring margin (+4.5), field goal percentage (.451) and tied for fourth in rebounds (36.0). The Aggies are also fifth in scoring (67.6) and blocks (3.55), while ranking seventh in three-point field goal percentage defense (.341), eighth in field goal percentage defense (.427) and ninth in steals (4.73).
Junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield is first in the WAC overall in free throw percentage (.827), while ranking second in league only games (.838). Butterfield also is 10th in WAC only games in scoring (12.7), as well as second in the league in three-point field goal percentage (.429) and 12th in conference only games (.396), as well as 12th in overall field goal percentage (.469) and 15th in WAC only games (.474). He also is ninth in the conference for three-pointers made (1.65), as well as tied for seventh in WAC only games (1.73), as well as ranking 14th overall in rebounds (5.8) and seventh in league games (7.1). With a 1.67 assist-turnover ratio in WAC game, Butterfield is eighth in the league only games stats.
Shaw ranks third in the conference for overall rebounds (8.4), in addition to ranking tied for third in league only games (8.0), as well as ranking ninth in the league overall for scoring (13.5), while ranking seventh in conference games (13.8). He also is fourth in the WAC overall for field goal percentage (.537) and seventh in league only games (13.8), as well as eighth overall in blocks (1.19) and tied for ninth in WAC only games (1.09). Shaw is 12th overall in free throw percentage (.739), and also ranks tied for 12th in WAC only free throw percentage (.719).
Freshman guard Marcel Davis is fourth in the league for overall assist-turnover ratio (1.76), as well as ranking eighth in league games in assist/TO ratio (1.72). Davis also is fourth in WAC only games in assists (4.91), while ranking 10th overall (3.10). Additionally, Davis ranks tied for 12th in WAC only free throw percentage (.719).
Junior guard/forward Marvin Jean is fourth in overall three-point field goal percentage (.423), while ranking 14th in WAC only games (.394). Sophomore forward Ben Clifford is tied for 13th in WAC games for blocks (0.67).
Utah State improved its overall record to 16-5 overall and its Western Athletic Conference ledger to 7-4 with a pair of road wins over the weekend, winning, 77-67, at Idaho on Thursday and 68-46 at Seattle on Saturday.
The Aggies wrap up their three-game road swing at San Jose State on Friday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. (MT).
Utah State then returns home to the friendly confines of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum to host Denver on Thursday, Feb. 14 and New Mexico State on Saturday, Feb. 16. Thursday's game is slated for a 7 p.m. (MT) tip-off, while Saturday's game is a 9 p.m. tip. Thursday's game will be televised regionally on KMYU TV while Saturday's game will be nationally televised on ESPNU. For USU 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 or on facebook at Utah State University Athletics.
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