BYU’s Mr. Triple-Double passes Shaq for NCAA career triple-double record

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Senior Kyle Collinsworth dribbles the ball in the game against Alaska. (Photo by BYU Photo)

Senior Kyle Collinsworth dribbles the ball in the game against Alaska. Collinsworth became the all-time career triple-double leader on Saturday. (Photo by BYU Photo)

BYU senior guard Kyle Collinsworth became the NCAA’s all-time career triple-double leader after a review of Saturday’s 95–81 win against Belmont.

When the game ended on Saturday, Collinsworth was one rebound shy of a triple-double. Sunday morning the NCAA reviewed and approved a 10th rebound and an additional shot attempt by the Provo native. With the additional rebound, Collinsworth ended the game with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

 

Collinworth earned the nickname of “Mr. Triple-Double” during the 2014–15 season when he set the triple-double record for a single-season and tied the career record with 6 triple-doubles. This seventh career triple-double surpasses Drexel’s Michael Anderson (1984–88) and LSU’s Shaquille O’Neal (1989–92) six career triple-doubles.

With the triple-double record, Collinsworth was named CBS Sports Player of the Week.

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Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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