Men’s Basketball Among Top Offensive Teams in NCAA

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – At some point while the UTRGV men’s basketball team was pouring in 100 points for the second game in a row on Sunday, you may have started thinking about how fun, exciting, and fast the Vaqueros play.
 
You’re not alone. The numbers back you up.
 
The Vaqueros are off to an 8-4 start this season and boast one of the top 50 offenses in the nation, scoring at least 89 points six times and breaking the century mark three times.
 
By the Numbers















NCAA Rank WAC Rank Category Statistic
1. 1. Free Throws Attempts Per Game 28.6
3. 1. Free Throws Made Per Game 19.7
4. 1. Field Goal Shooting 51.3%
5. 1. Fastbreak Points Per Game 19.08
14. 2. Scoring 84.2
22. 1. Effective Field Goal Percentage 57.0%
27. 2. Assists Per Game 16.8
30. 3. Defensive Rebounds Per Game 28.5
37. 3. Rebounding Margin 7.2
51. 6. Rebounds Per Game 39.33
71. 4. 3-Point Shooting 36.7%

 
Individually, a number of Vaqueros are turning heads as well:
Justin Johnson By the Numbers












NCAA Rank WAC Rank Category Statistic
1. 1. Free Throw Attempts 103
12. 1. Free Throws Made 64
12. 1. Points 253
15. 1. Points Per Game 21.1
20. 1. Field Goals Made 88
32. 1. Field Goal Attempts 173
114. 2. Field Goal Shooting 50.9%
263. 10. Defensive Rebounds Per Game 4.58

 
Will Johnston By the Numbers
















NCAA Rank WAC Rank Category Statistic
5. 1. 3-Point Shooting 52.8%
61. 3. Free Throws 50
88. 3. Free Throw Attempts 61
127. 12. 3-Pointers Made 28
131. 3. Points 192
139. 6. Assists 46
149. 3. 3-Pointers Per Game 2.33
150. 3. Free Throw Shooting 82.0%
151. 4. Points Per Game 16.0
167. 7. Assists Per Game 3.8
191. 9. Assist-to-Turnover Ratio 1.70
334. 8. Field Goals 57

 
Dima Zdor By the Numbers








NCAA Rank WAC Rank Category Statistic
36. 3. Blocks 22
40. 3. Blocks Per Game 1.83
74. 3. Offensive Rebounds Per Game 2.83
318. 11. Rebounds 70

 
Ahren Freeman By the Numbers






NCAA Rank WAC Rank Category Statistic
171. 5. Defensive Rebounds Per Game 5.00
278. 9. Rebounds Per Game 6.3

 
The Vaqueros, who have already matched last season’s win total, have been dominant at home, going 7-0.
 
Fans have 10 more opportunities to see the Vaqueros play at home and help this fast-paced group of student-athletes stay undefeated in the Valley.
 
In fact, after opening Western Athletic Conference play with two games on the road next week, the Vaqueros host a four-game homestand at the UTRGV Fieldhouse, starting with WAC contests against Seattle U on Jan. 5, Utah Valley on Jan. 7, and Abilene Christian on Jan. 11. The Vaqueros close out the homestand and non-conference play against Chicago State on Jan. 14. All four games start at 6:30 p.m.
 
Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at UTRGVTickets.com. Current UTRGV students receive free general admission with their student ID. All fans need to follow the clear bag policy, details of which can be found at GoUTRGV.com/ClearBag.

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