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Already, Rudd has more points than in ASU career



USF sophomore forward Victor Rudd had a breakout game in Monday's win against Marist, scoring 30 points in just his second game with the Bulls. It's a promising start for the transfer from Arizona State, made all the more impressive when you note that in his first two games at USF, the 6-foot-8 Rudd has scored more points (42) than he did in his entire freshman season with the Sun Devils (38).

He also got to a 30-point game far faster than you'd expect -- former Bulls guard Dominique Jones, for comparison, didn't get his first 30-point game until the eighth game of his career. It's not the fastest route to a 30-point game, however -- John Kiser managed to score 30 in USF's first game as a program, getting 30 in a win against Stetson in December 1971.

Another Jones comparison -- and remember that Jones went on to have 10 30-point games, second only to Charlie Bradley's school record of 24. Rudd had a 20-point half in the second half Monday, and Jones had seven of those at USF, but he had only one in his first 36 games. When Jones went for 30 the first time, he did again in the next game, becoming the first Big East freshman to score 30 in back-to-back games since Allen Iverson had done it at Georgetown.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 11:24am]


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