Utah State Men's Basketball Ranked In Top 10 In Two NCAA Statistical Categories
Dec. 30, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Entering Mountain West Conference play, Utah State men's basketball remains highly ranked in the NCAA statistics, as the Aggies are in the top 10 of two statistical categories and in the top 25 in five different categories, as the NCAA statistics were released Monday.
Nationally, USU is sixth in rebounding margin (+11.8) and eighth in assists per game (17.8). The Aggies are also 15th in three-point field goal percentage defense (.277), along with 18th in three-point field goal percentage (.418) and 20th in field goal percentage (.493). USU also is 26th in assist-turnover ratio (1.5) and 39th in three throw percentage.
Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is 14th in the nation in assist-turnover ratio (3.54), as well as 19th in three-point field goal percentage (.469) and 87th in three-point field goals per game (2.5). Sophomore guard Marcel Davis is 28th in the country in assist-turnover ratio (3.00), while fellow sophomore, forward Kyle Davis is 77th in the nation in rebounds per game (8.4) and 90th in double-doubles (three).
USU leads the Mountain West Conference in rebound margin (+11.8) and assists (17.8), while ranking second in field goal percentage (.493), three-point field goal percentage (.418) and assist-turnover ratio (1.5). The Aggies are third in scoring margin (+11.8) and three-point field goal percentage defense (.277), along with fourth in scoring defense (64.5) free throw percentage (.743) and blocks (4.6). Additionally, USU is sixth in scoring offense (76.3), field goal percentage defense (.411) and rebounds (38.7), along with 11th in steals (3.3).
Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is first in the conference in assist-turnover ratio (3.5), while ranking third in three-point field goal percentage (.469), fifth in assists (3.8), sixth in three-point field goals made (2.5) and 17th in scoring (13.8).
Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield is eighth in the MW in three-point field goals made (2.3), 12th in rebounds (6.8) and 17th in scoring (13.8). Sophomore guard Marcel Davis is second in the league in assist/turnover ratio (3.0), while fellow sophomore, forward Kyle Davis is eighth in rebounds (8.4) and fifth in blocks (1.5).
Utah State has now started a season 10-2 through 12 games or better eight times under head coach Stew Morrill, including three of the last four years. The Aggies opens up their inaugural season in the Mountain West at Air Force (6-5, 0-0 MW) in a New Year's Night match-up on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Tip-off from USAFA's Clune Arena (5,843) is slated for 6 p.m. (MT).
The match-up between the Aggies and Falcons will be regionally televised on ROOT Sports TV (Comcast Ch. 52/693HD, Dish Network Ch. 414, DirecTV Ch. 683/687), as well as aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network, as well as video streamed online through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com. Live stats will also be available through "Live Stats" link, and updates will also be available on Twitter - @Aggiehoops.
The Aggies return home for their MW home-opener against a familiar foe, hosting fellow MW rookie and former Western Athletic Conference foe, San José State, on Saturday, Jan. 4. The Aggies-Spartans match-up will not be televised, but digitally streamed through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.
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.
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.