USU Men's Basketball Third In NCAA Statistics For Three-Point Percentage
March 7, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's basketball is third in the NCAA statistics in three-point field goal percentage at 40.7 percent, as part of five top 20 rankings in the recent NCAA statistics, updated and released on Friday afternoon.
Utah State is also 11th in assists per game (16.3), 12th in assist-turnover ratio (1.48), 15th in rebounding margin (+6.5) and 17th in total assists (490). The Aggies also are 38th in free throw percentage (.737), 49th in three-point field goal percentage defense (.314), 53rd in turnovers per game (11.0) and 79th in scoring defense (66.3).
Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is 14th in the country in assist-turnover margin (3.05). Senior center Jarred Shaw is 61st in overall rebounding (8.5), also ranking 26th in defensive rebounds per game (6.48). Sophomore forward Kyle Davis is 54th in offensive rebounds per game (3.07).
Utah State honored its five seniors before the game Wednesday on Senior Night at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, then went out and got scoring, rebounding and key plays from all of them on the way to a 65-54 win over Wyoming in the Aggies' regular-season finale. With the win, USU finishes regular-season play with a 17-13 overall record and a 7-11 Mountain West mark, winning its last two games.
At halftime of Wednesday's game, Utah State Vice President and Director of Athletics Scott Barnes presented USU head coach Stew Morrill with a ceremonial ball commemorating his 600th career win, that the Aggies earned after their 75-58 spearing of the Spartans of San Jose State Saturday evening in San José, Calif. Morrill becomes the 14th active Division I head coach and the 41st overall head coach with 600 career wins, improving to 601-280 with Wednesday's win, in his 28th season as a head coach, including 383-142 in his 16th season at Utah State.
Utah State will return to action at the 2014 Reece's Mountain West Men's Basketball Championships at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on Wednesday, March 12. The Aggies' game time and opponent will be announced following the completion of the MW regular-season on Saturday night. Fans can stay tuned to www.UtahStateAggies.com for further information.
For Utah State men's basketball ticket information for the Reece's Mountain West Men's Basketball Championships, 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, or in person during regular hours of operation at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
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