Aggie Men's Basketball Ranks Among Top 25 In NCAA In Five Statistical Categories
Dec. 2, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's basketball is ranking among the top 25 in the NCAA statistics in five different categories, as the NCAA statistics were released Monday.
Utah State is 15th in the country in three-point field goal percentage defense (.247), as well as 18th in both three-point field goal percentage (.431) and assists per game (17.3). USU is also 22nd in both rebounding margin (+9.5) and assist-turnover ratio (1.53). The Aggies are also 34th in free throw percentage (.756), 42nd in field goal percentage (.496) and 47th in win-loss percentage (.833).
Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is 34th in the nation in assist-turnover ratio (3.38), as well as 56th in three-point field goal percentage (.441) and 94th in three-pointers per game (2.5). Senior center Jarred Shaw is tied for 70th in double-doubles with two.
Utah State is also first in the Mountain West statistics in three-point field goal percentage defense (.247), as well as second in field goal percentage (.496), free throw percentage (.756), three-point field goal percentage (.431), assists (17.3) and assist/turnover ratio (1.50). The Aggies also are third in rebounding margin (+9.5) and tied for third in scoring margin (+11.2), along with fourth in scoring (79.5), scoring defense (68.3) and rebounds (38.8), while ranking seventh in field goal percentage defense (.428), ninth in blocks (3.20) and 11th in steals (3.20).
Individually, sophomore forward Kyle Davis is first in the MW in field goal percentage (.676), while senior guard Preston Medlin is tied for second in assist-turnover ratio (3.4) and third in assists (4.5), while also ranking tied for fifth in three-pointers made (2.5), 10th in three-point field goal percentage (.441) and 16th in scoring (14.2). Senior center Jarred Shaw is tied for third in free throw percentage (.857), tied for sixth in blocks (1.3), eighth in rebounding (8.0) and 12th in scoring (15.7). Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield is 14th in scoring (14.8) as well as seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.519) and eighth in three-pointers made per game (2.3), along with tied for 15th in rebounding (5.8).
Utah State (5-1, 0-0 MW) returns home to the friendly confines of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270), to open a season-long six-game home standing, starting on Saturday, Dec. 7 against Pacific (6-1, 0-0 West Coast). The USU-Pacific basketball game has been moved to 5 p.m. (MT), due to the USU football team playing in the Mountain West Conference Championship game. There will be a watch party for the football game in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum following the basketball game.
USU men's basketball single-game, multi-game and season tickets are on sale. All single-game tickets will go on sale two weeks prior to each game. Single-game tickets will 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.
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