UT's Pearson named MAC West player of week


University of Toledo forward Rian Pearson has been named Mid-American Conference West player of the week.

Pearson, who is being honored for the third time this season and sixth occasion in his career, recorded his first double-double of the season and 11th of his career with 24 points and 10 rebounds to propel the Rockets to a 74-55 home victory over Illinois-Chicago.

Pearson also tied his career best with a team-high five assists to go along with three steals.