Texas State vs. Utah State: Full Game Preview

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Texas State vs. Utah State: Full Game Preview
Texas State
(9-20, 4-8 away)
Utah State
(19-9, 12-4 home)
Venue: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
9:05PM ET / 6:05PM PT, March 07, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas State J Wright 17.3 J Wright 6.5 V Jones 2.7
Utah State P Medlin 16.3 J Shaw 8.3 M Davis 3.3

Utah State welcomes Texas State to Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Thursday. Tipoff is at 9:05 p.m. EST and it can be seen on KMYU. The Aggies beat the Bobcats 81-57 on Dec. 31.

Texas State is in seventh place in the WAC and will be trying to close the gap with Utah State, who is currently in fifth place.

In their last game on Mar. 2, Marcel Davis put up 15 points for the Aggies in a loss to Texas-Arlington, 61-46. He tallies 7.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 3.3 assists per game. For the Bobcats, Deonte` Jones finished with 12 points and six rebounds in the 90-81 loss to Idaho on Mar. 2. He is averaging 4.5 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

Texas State StatSmack

  • Utah State allows fewer rebounds (28.5 allowed per game vs. 39.6 allowed per game) than Texas State this season.
  • Boom! Utah State humiliated Texas State by 24 points the last time they played (Dec 31, 2012).
  • The Utah State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Texas State (100 percent vs. 45 percent).
  • Marcel Davis is ranked 7th in the WAC in assists.
  • Utah State has a better conference record than Texas State this season (9-7 vs. 4-12).
  • Utah State attacks the glass, with more rebounds (37.3 per game vs. 33.9 per game) than Texas State this season.
  • Utah State players are more experienced than Texas State players (10,136 minutes played vs. 9,749 minutes played).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Utah State has a better overall record than Texas State this season (19-9 vs. 9-20).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Utah State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (964 to 960) than Texas State, per the NCAA.
  • Preston Medlin is ranked 10th in the WAC in three-pointers.
TXState Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Joel Wright 26 17 7 2 1 1 4
C- Matt Staff 26 11 6 1 1 1 2
D+ Wesley Davis 25 7 2 1 2 0 1
D+ Corey Stern 23 7 5 1 0 1 1
D+ Reid Koenen 23 8 3 1 1 0 1
D Phil Hawkins 25 6 2 2 1 0 2
D Vonn Jones 19 5 2 3 2 0 2
D Deonte` Jones 14 5 1 0 0 0 0
F Basil Brown II 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
F D. Richardson 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Ray Dorsey 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Nick Hinton 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Justin Tanton 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
USU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Preston Medlin 36 16 4 3 1 0 2
B- Jarred Shaw 29 14 8 1 0 1 2
B- Kyisean Reed 30 12 7 2 2 2 2
C+ S. Butterfield 29 12 6 2 1 0 2
C Danny Berger 22 8 4 2 0 0 1
C Marcel Davis 27 7 2 3 1 0 2
C- Ben Clifford 19 4 4 1 0 1 1
C- TeNale Roland 21 5 2 2 0 0 1
D+ Marvin Jean 22 5 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Jordan Stone 11 3 3 0 0 0 0
D Matt Lopez 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
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