Feb. 18, 2008
Edison, N.J. - Loyola men's basketball freshman guard Brian Rudolph has been named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Co-Rookie of the Week - the third consecutive week and fifth time he has been acknowledged by the league this season - it was announced today by the conference office.
This is the second time in the five weeks that Rudolph has shared the award, sharing it this time with Fairfield's freshman forward Warren Edney. Niagara's Charron Fisher was named the MAAC Player of the Week for the second straight week.
With the entire league playing just one game over the weekend, Rudolph's exploits against Siena got him the award. His conventional three-point play with 2:25 remaining brought the Greyhounds back from an eight-point deficit. He then assisted on the game-tying three-pointer with eight seconds left to send the game to overtime. In the extra session, the 5-11 guard took over, scoring nine points total, seven of those at the start of the overtime to help Loyola build an eight-point lead with a pair of layups sandwiched around a three-pointer with two seconds remaining on the shot clock. He finished with a career-high 15 points, matched his career best with eight rebounds and handed out five assists. He made five of eight from the field and four of five from the free-throw line.
The Greyhounds have won nine of 12 since Rudolph was reinserted into the starting lineup. Of Loyola's 15 wins, 13 have come when Rudolph was the starter at point guard. He is averaging 6.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists while playing 26.1 minutes per game.
Loyola is back in action tonight when it hosts MAAC co-leader Rider at Reitz Arena, starting at 7 o'clock.