Men's Basketball Recognized as Statistical Champions
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Tuesday 05/16/2013
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MACOMB, Ill. -
The Fighting Leatherneck men's basketball team concluded an historic season this past winter, earning the most wins in the program's NCAA Division I history, collecting a share of The Summit League's regular season championship, and making its second consecutive trip to the College Basketball Invitational, and the accomplishments continue for head coach Jim Molinari and the 2012-13 team.

Thursday morning (May 16) the Athletics Department received official word that the men's basketball team has been named 2012-13 NCAA Division I statistical champion for 'Fewest Personal Fouls Per Game'.

The Leathernecks, who finished the season 22-9 overall and 13-3 in conference action, averaged just 12.6 fouls per game. Michigan finished second in the statistical category averaging 12.7 fouls per game.

The NCAA will send the Leatherneck men's basketball team a plaque for their accomplishment.

Other categories that Leathernecks finished in the top 50 of were: #2 in scoring defense (53.6), #12 in three-point field goal percentage (39.1), #33 in field goal percentage (46.6), #35 in turnovers per game (11.4), #46 in field goal percentage defense (40.0), and #47 in won-lost percentage (71.0).




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