Rewarded for his double-double Sunday against Presbyterian, Marshall's Ryan Taylor was named Conference USA's freshman of the week on Monday.
In the Thundering Herd's 77-49 win over the Blue Hose, Taylor scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting, with 12 rebounds. It was his fourth double-double.
In the three-game week, Taylor averaged 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds, hitting 20 of 35 from the floor. The Herd also played at South Carolina and Akron, both losses.
Another Herd frshman, Kareem Canty, was honored three times earlier this season.