Marshall Freshman Ryan Taylor has won the Conference USA Freshman of the Week award. Taylor (Indianapolis, In) nearly averaged a double-double on the week with 17.5 ppg and 9.5 rpg in a 1-1 week on the road for the Thundering Herd. He went 10-of-19 from the field for 52.6 percent and 12-of-16 from the free-throw line for 75 percent. In a Jan. 23 win at Rice, Taylor tied for the leading Marshall scorer with 18 points and reeled in eight boards while going 3-of-5 from downtown. Against host Louisiana Tech before a national TV audience Saturday, Taylor recorded the sixth double-double of his freshman season on 17 points and 11 rebounds on 5-of-9 shooting from the field. He led Marshall in scoring and was the leading rebounder in the game. This is Taylor's second C-USA Freshman of the Week honor.