BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth now stands alone in the NCAA record books.
His 23-point, 12-rebound, 10-assist effort against Loyola Marymount in BYU’s 87-68 win was his fifth triple-double of the season, which took him out of a tie with Jason Kidd, Michael Anderson, Brian Shaw and Stephane Lasme for the single-season NCAA record for triple-doubles.
|BYU junior guard Kyle Collinsworth set an NCAA record Saturday with his fifth triple-double of the season.|
|Jan. 3||San Francisco||12||12||10|
|Feb. 7||Loyola Marymount||23||12||10|
He’s now one away from the all-time record for triple-doubles for a career, behind the aforementioned Anderson, who had six for Drexel during his career from 1985-88; and Shaquille O’Neal, who also had six during his career at LSU from 1990-92. Given that Collinsworth is only a junior, it seems likely that he’ll break that record at some point in the next couple of years.
The 6-foot-5 point guard/forward is currently averaging 12.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists on the season. He’s currently the only player in America averaging at least 10 points, six rebounds and five assists per game, so it’s pretty fair to say that few players are even in his stratosphere as far as statistical accumulation.
Congrats to Collinsworth on the achievement, and it’ll be interesting to see what he can do in the future at BYU.