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Kyle Collinsworth ties NCAA record for career triple-doubles

The junior was his usual self Monday in Las Vegas.

Collinsworth celebrates after hitting the free throw that tied the NCAA career triple-doubles mark.
Collinsworth celebrates after hitting the free throw that tied the NCAA career triple-doubles mark.
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No college player embodies the famed Ice Cube lyric from "It Was A Good Day" like Kyle Collinsworth. He wants all the triple-double records.

One month after setting the NCAA record for triple-doubles in one season with five, Collinsworth posted his sixth of the season in the WCC semifinal Monday night in Las Vegas, tying him for the career mark.

The record of six career triple-doubles is held by two players: Michael Anderson of Drexel (1983-88) and Shaquille O'Neal of LSU (1989-92).

The record-setting play came in the second half of the semifinal against Portland. Collinsworth scored a pair of free throws with 6:45 remaining to reach 11 points, adding to his 12 points and 10 assists.

In the first half which saw BYU knock down eight 3-pointers, Collinsworth recorded 4 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. He found Corbin Kaufusi toward the rim for a layup. He assisted several of Chase Fischer's six first-half threes, including one behind-the-back flip in transition. And he was skying for rebounds early.

BYU led Portland 72-51.

Congrats, Kyle. We look forward to the game when you grab the record all for yourself.