Kyle Collinsworth becomes NCAA all-time leader in triple-doubles

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BYU senior guard Kyle Collinsworth is now college basketball’s all-time triple-double leader.

Kyle Collinsworth dribbles by a UVU defender. Collinsworth nearly tallied his seventh career triple-double against Belmont. (Maddi Driggs)
Kyle Collinsworth dribbles by a UVU defender. Collinsworth nearly tallied his seventh career triple-double against Belmont. (Maddi Driggs)

When the Cougars’ 95-81 victory over Belmont Saturday night was final, Collinsworth was credited with 26 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. The triple-double didn’t become official until Sunday morning when the NCAA announced they reviewed the game and credited Collinsworth with an additional rebound and shot attempt.

Collinsworth missed a shot with 2:54 remaining in the first half and made an attempt to follow the missed shot with a left-handed tip. The tip-in was missed and the rebound was secured by a Belmont player. Collinsworth was not originally credited with the rebound or shot attempt on the play.

Collinsworth’s corrected statistics for the game are now 26 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds.

The triple-double is the seventh of Collinsworth’s career and his first of the 2015-2016 season. He was previously tied with Drexel’s Michael Anderson and LSU’s Shaquille O’Neal who each had six triple-doubles in their careers.

After the game Saturday night BYU head coach Dave Rose described Collinsworth as “a force.”

The first leg of his triple-double came with 3:55 left in the first half. Collinsworth posted up and finished with his left hand to reach double-digit points. His final assist came with 57 seconds left in the game when he found a cutting Nick Emery for a layup. His final rebound came off a missed Belmont three-point attempt with 47 seconds remaining.

Collinsworth’s Career Triple-Doubles

19 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists vs. Hawaii on Dec. 6, 2014

19 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists vs. Gonzaga on Dec. 27, 2014

12 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists at San Francisco on Jan. 3, 2015

17 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists at Pacific on Jan. 15, 2015

23 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists at Loyola Marymount on Feb. 7, 2015

13 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists vs. Portland on March 9, 2015

26 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists vs. Belmont on Nov. 28, 2015

 

 

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