Utah State vs. Seattle: Full Game Preview
|Utah State||P Medlin 16.3||J Shaw 8.5||P Medlin 3.2|
|Seattle||C Trent 11.4||D Sunderhaus 6.9||P Obasi 4.8|
Utah State heads to Key Arena on Saturday to take on Seattle. It gets started at 10:00 EST and you can catch it on ROOT-NW. The Aggies defeated the Redhawks 75-66 on January 3rd and are 2-1 against them over the past four years.
Utah State is 4th in the WAC and Seattle is in 9th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.
In a 77-67 win over Idaho on January 31st, Jarred Shaw put up 27 points and 9 rebounds for the Aggies. On top of a team-high 8.5 rebounds per game, he also scores 13.4 points per game. For the Redhawks, Prince Obasi put up 19 points and 5 rebounds in the 56-48 win over San Jose State on January 31st. He is averaging 9.0 points per game in addition to a team-best 4.8 assists per game.
Utah State has an advantage in a single key statistical area, turnovers, where the Aggies have an edge over the Redhawks, 12 per game to 19 per game. Seattle ranks 2nd in their conference in offensive rebounding percentage at 38.4, which also places them 23rd in the country.
- The Utah State blocks leader (Kyisean Reed) has more blocks than the Seattle blocks leader (Deshaun Sunderhaus).
- Utah State has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (76.40% to 43.44%).
- Kyisean Reed is ranked 6th in the WAC in blocks.
- Even computers respect Utah State more. We have a better RPI this season than Seattle (RPI: #131 vs #283).
- Utah State is a better shooting team (47.5% vs 41.8%) than Seattle this season.
- Boom! Utah State defeated Seattle by 9 points the last time they played (Jan 03, 2013).
- Logan isn't as congested as Seattle (population is significantly lower).
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Utah State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (964 to 945) than Seattle, per the NCAA.
- Preston Medlin is ranked 9th in the WAC in points and 8th in the WAC in three-pointers.