Tyler Rudolph sets Minot State men's basketball scoring record

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MINOT, N.D. Tyler Rudolph scored 13 points to break the Minot State career scoring record tonight in the Magic City. Rudolph passed Paul Harrell for the top spot in Minot State history in the first half. He discussed after the game what it's taken to get him this far.

"I think it just took a lot of hard work," Rudolph said. "Each day you had to come in and put in that extra time. You just can't come into practice every day and expect to get better. That's what Coach Murken has preached, but also I've had that self motivation to want to get better. I think that's helped me along the way. I owe my teammates for sure. I've had some great teammates that have helped me along the way. I definitely wouldn't have been able to do it without them, and then most importantly my parents."

"Any time you start setting career records you have to be pretty consistent to get those done," said Matt Murken, Beavers head coach. "It's not a good night and a bad night here and there. It's a lot of good nights one after the other. You have to put in a lot of work. You have to be in great physical condition. You have to be a guy that's really dedicated to the game. He's done all those things for us. He works every day. He wants to see himself get better. He wants to win basketball games."

Minot State would go on to fall to Upper Iowa, 99-89. Rudolph now has 1,836 career points.