Utah State vs. New Mexico State: Full Game Preview
|Utah State||P Medlin 16.4||J Shaw 8.7||P Medlin 3.3|
|New Mexico State||D Mullings 14.9||B Sy 6.9||T Watson 3.0|
Utah State travels to Pan American Center on Thursday to take on New Mexico State. It starts at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on AggieVision. The Utah State Aggies are 6-4 against the New Mexico State Aggies over the last four years. They lost 80-69 the last time they played (2/11/2012).
Utah State is currently in 1st place in the WAC and New Mexico State is in 4th place.
The Utah State Aggies got past San Jose State 66-60 on January 11th with the help of 25 points and 5 assists from Preston Medlin. On top of his scoring average of 16.4 points per game, he delivers 3.7 rebounds per game. For the New Mexico State Aggies, Bandja Sy finished with 14 points and 7 rebounds in the 71-70 win over Idaho on January 12th. He is averaging 9.9 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 6.9 per game. The Four Factors in which New Mexico State stands out are free throw rate at 46.1 and defensive rebounding percentage at 72.1.
New Mexico State StatSmack
- The Utah State assist leader (Preston Medlin) has more assists than the New Mexico State assist leader (K.C. Ross-Miller).
- The Utah State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than New Mexico State (100% vs 35%).
- It's only wins and losses, but Utah State has a better overall record than New Mexico State this season (11-1 vs 6-8).
- Jarred Shaw is ranked 2nd in the WAC in rebounds and 8th in the WAC in blocks.
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Utah State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (964 to 926) than New Mexico State, per the NCAA.
- Utah State is a better three-point shooting team (39.5% vs 28.5%) than New Mexico State this season.
- Even computers respect Utah State more. We have a better RPI this season than New Mexico State (RPI: #126 vs #164).
- Utah State takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than New Mexico State (6 vs 3).
- The Utah State rebounding leader (Jarred Shaw) has more rebounds than the New Mexico State rebounding leader (Bandja Sy).
- The Utah State three-point leader (Preston Medlin) has more three-pointers than the New Mexico State three-point leader (Kevin Aronis).
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