LOS AGNELES — He was in exclusive company along with the likes of future NBA players, Jason Kidd and Brian Shaw–and now he stands above everybody. BYU junior Kyle Collinsworth recorded his 5th triple-double of the season Saturday in a victory at Loyola Marymount, becoming the only player in NCAA history to record the feat.
They all came within an 18-game span, and Collinsworth now has more triple-doubles than all BYU players in the history of the program combined.
Collinsworth scored 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and recorded his 10th assist at the 6-minute mark of the second half Saturday. He is now chasing the career triple-double mark of six, a record currently owned by Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Anderson.
The Cougars used a 9-0 run toward the end of the first half to pull away from the Lions. They never trailed the rest of the way and won 87-68 to improve to 8-5 in the WCC.