March 19, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women's basketball enters the postseason ranked in the top 10 in three categories of the recent NCAA Division I statistics, released Monday by the NCAA.
USU is second in the nation in free throw percentage, making 80.1 percent of its shots from the charity stripe. The Aggies are also fifth in scoring offense, netting 76.7 points per game, while also ranking ninth in steals at 12.1 steals per game.
Additionally, Utah State is 16th in three-point field goals per game with 7.8.
Individually, senior guard Devyn Christensen is third in the nation in both free throw percentage (.923) and three-point field goals per game (3.39), while also ranking 17th in the country in points per game (20.2). Fellow senior guard, Jenna Johnson, is 18th in the nation in steals per game (3.06). Junior guard Jennifer Schlott is 43rd in the country in free throw percentage (.841), while Johnson is 63rd (.821).
In the Western Athletic Conference statistics, Christensen is second in scoring (20.2), while ranking first in free throw percentage (.923) and first in three-pointers made per game (3.39). Christensen also is third in three-point field goal percentage (.361), fifth in steals (2.42), ninth in minutes played (33.61) and 10th in assists (2.81).
Johnson is seventh in the WAC in both scoring (14.3) and rebounding (7.7), while also ranking fourth in free throw percentage (.821) and sixth in minutes played (33.94). Schlott ranks eighth in the league in scoring (13.9), second in assists (4.39), third in both free throw percentage (.841) and assist-turnover ratio (1.24), as well as sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.349).
Freshman guard Makenlee Williams is first in the WAC in three-point field goal percentage (.427), a mark that would rank sixth in the nation, but Williams doesn't reach the minimum requirement of two made per game. Sophomore forward Franny Vaaulu is second in the WAC in field goal percentage (.554), while ranking fourth in blocked shots (1.35) and 20th in rebounding (5.6). Senior guard Cristal Turner is ninth in the league in blocked shots (0.87).
Utah State women's basketball's season is extended as the Aggies will host South Dakota in the Women's Basketball Invitational on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. (MT) at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The Aggies are the third seed in the WBI West Region and will take on sixth-seeded USD. South Dakota is 17-15 this season.
For USU women'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.
Live stats will be available for most Utah State women's basketball games through the women's basketball page on www.utahstateaggies.com, by clicking on GameTracker in the current events box. All home games can be viewed by clicking on "Watch Live", while they can be heard by clicking on "Listen Live." Both can be accessed on www.utahstateaggies.com on the front page or the women's basketball page.
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