Rudolph Named MAAC Men's Basketball Rookie Of The Week

Feb. 11, 2008

Edison, N.J. - Loyola men's basketball freshman guard Brian Rudolph has been named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week - the second consecutive week and fourth time he has been acknowledged by the league this season - it was announced today by the conference office.

Contributing numbers in all facets of his game during Loyola's three games during the week, Rudolph was a lone honoree for the third time after sharing the award last week. Niagara's Charron Fisher was named the MAAC Player of the Week.

Rudolph averaged 9.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists during the three-game stretch while shooting 80.0 percent (12-15) from the free-throw line. In the game at Niagara, he matched his then-career best with 12 points while handing out seven assists with just one turnover. In the win over Saint Peter's, the 5-11 guard did not take shot from the field, but impacted the game with a career-high eight rebounds with seven assists without a turnover. In the rematch with Niagara, he set a new career-high with 14 points, making all five of his free throws, with five assists and no turnovers. For the three games, he scored 29 points with 19 assists and just one turnover while playing 107 of a possible 120 minutes during the week.

The Greyhounds have won eight of 11 since Rudolph was reinserted into the starting lineup. Of Loyola's 14 wins, 12 have come when Rudolph was the starter at point guard. He is averaging 6.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists while playing 25.7 minutes per game.

Loyola has a much-needed week off after playing four games in eight days before playing Saturday at Siena and hosting Rider on February 18.