When told Thursday night that UL guard/forward Chris Gradnigo was only a sophomore, Florida International coach Sergio Rouco found it hard to believe.

Gradnigo had just lit up the nets for a career-high 31 points in a 90-73 win over Rouco's Golden Panthers at the Cajundome.

"I think they made a mistake," Rouco said, with a laugh. "He's a senior. He didn't look like a sophomore tonight."

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Joshua Parrott jparrott@theadvertiser.com February 7, 2009