Feb. 25, 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 fourth consecutive week and sixth time he has been acknowledged by the league this season - it was announced today by the conference office. All six of Rudolph's acknowledgements have come during conference play.
This is the third time in the six weeks that Rudolph has shared the award, sharing it for a second time with Canisius' Greg Logins. The pair also shared the award on February 4. Siena's Alex Franklin was named the Player of the Week.
In helping the Greyhounds to a 2-0 week, Rudolph averaged 7.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 9.0 assists. Loyola improved to 17-12 on the season and is among four teams tied for first place in the MAAC standings as the league enters the final weekend of conference play.
On the day he was honored by the league for the third straight week and fifth time this season, he led a comeback from a 15-point deficit for a 73-68 home win over Rider. His career-high 10th assist put Loyola ahead for good with 71 seconds remaining and then scored a layup with the shot clock expiring with 16.5 ticks left to seal the win. He finished the game with eight points and four rebounds while playing 38 minutes. Against UC Davis, Rudolph handed out eight assists and matched his career best with eight rebounds as the Greyhounds won their 10th home game of the season.
The Greyhounds have won 11 of 14 since Rudolph was reinserted into the starting lineup. Of Loyola's 17 wins, 15 have come when Rudolph was the starter at point guard. He is averaging 6.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists while playing 26.8 minutes per game.
Loyola returns to action Thursday night when it hosts Canisius at 7 o'clock. The regular season concludes on Sunday when the Greyhounds visit Marist for a 4:00 p.m. game.