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NCAA.com | April 3, 2016

Women's basketball: UConn and North Texas win field goal percentage awards

  The Huskies shot a DI women’s basketball leading 52.48 percent from the field this season.

INDIANAPOLIS--- The UConn Huskies and the North Texas Mean Green have been awarded the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Shooting Award for top team field goal percentage and most improved field goal percentage, respectively, for the 2015-16 season.

The Huskies shot a Division I women’s basketball leading 52.48 percent from the field this season, making more than one out of every two shots attempted.

The Mean Green shot 41.7 percent from the field this season, a 7.23 percent increase in overall field goal percentage.

The two teams’ achievements were recognized and they were presented with the awards during the Women’s Final Four national semifinal game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

The NCAA created this award in 2014 to reward the team that improved its shooting the most. For the 2015-16 season, Division I women’s basketball field goal shooting was 39.3 percent overall. Women’s basketball also had an overall scoring average of 64.0 points per game.

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