Victor Rudd Scores 30 as Bulls Beat Marist

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Posted Nov 14, 2011


In only his second game with USF, Victor Rudd Jr. scores 30 points to help lead the Bulls past Marist 81-67 Monday night at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Victor Rudd Jr. scored 30 points to help lead South Florida past Marist 81-67 Monday night as the Bulls won the second round of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Tipoff at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Rudd, who had a break-out night in only his second game, scored 10 of his points in the first period as USF built a 32-29 halftime lead despite only hitting 37.9 percent (11 of 29) from the floor. The sophomore than erupted for 20 second half points as USF cruised the rest the way out.

"I've been bragging on him for a while, and I didn't want to eat crow," Bulls coach Stan Heath said of Rudd, a sophomore transfer from Arizona State. "But I think we saw a glimpse of how talented the young man is, and we just rode that wave."

Forwards Ron Anderson Jr., Augustus Gilchrist and guard Blake Nash each finished with 11 points for the Bulls (2-0). Gilchrist also added 12 rebounds to give him a double-double for the evening.

All five starters for the Red Foxes (0-2) scored in double figures. Dorvell Carter scored 12 points, and Jay Bowie, Adam Kemp and Isaiah Morton had 11 apiece. Devin Price added 10.

Marist, coming off a 50-point loss Friday at Kentucky, shot only 42.3 percent (11 of 26) in the first half but scored the first seven points after the break.

After 10 lead changes and trailing 46-42, the Bulls than scored 15 unanswered points to pull away.

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