Collinsworth records 11th triple-double in BYU's win over Portland


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PROVO — Kyle Collinsworth extended his NCAA-record triple-double mark with 14 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 16 assists as BYU men's basketball went on to down Portland, 99-81 on Thursday night at the Marriott Center.

Collinsworth's mark was his fifth triple-double of the season and 11th of his career, and his 16 assists topped a previous career-high of 15 set Jan. 16, 2016 at Loyola-Marymount.

The senior all-time rebounding leader at BYU (22-8, 13-4 WCC) made 5-of-8 shots from the field and also recorded two steals in 34 minutes of play, capped by a dunk at the 6:13 mark of the second half.

BYU's Chase Fischer scored a game-high 21 points, including three 3-pointers, and Nick Emery added 18 points, four rebounds and four assists for the Cougars. Jordan Chatman scored a career-high 13 points off the bench, and Kyle Davis totaled 11 points and four rebounds.

Corbin Kaufusi finished with 10 points and six boards for BYU, which assisted on 30 made-buckets — the most in a single game since 1982.

BYU guard Chase Fischer (1) dives for a loose ball amongst three Portland players in the first half of action at the Marriott Center Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 in Provo. (Photo: Luke Franke, Deseret News)
BYU guard Chase Fischer (1) dives for a loose ball amongst three Portland players in the first half of action at the Marriott Center Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 in Provo. (Photo: Luke Franke, Deseret News)

Jazz Johnson led Portland (12-18, 6-11 WCC) with 17 points, and Bryce Pressley added 14 points and six assists for the Pilots.

BYU hosts Gonzaga in the regular season finale Saturday night. A win against the Zags will clinch a top-two seed in next week's West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas and the most in-conference wins since the Cougars joined the WCC in 2011.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

BYU 84, Portland 59 — At Portland, Lexi Eaton Rydalch had 27 points and six rebounds as the WCC champion Cougars overwhelmed the Pilots for their 16th straight win.

Makenzi Morrison Pulsipher added 13 points and three rebounds for BYU (24-4, 16-1 WCC), which got 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists from Kalani Purcell as the Cougars led 51-20 at halftime.

Ellie Woerner led Portland (3-25, 1-16 WCC) with 14 points and three rebounds.

Contributing: Rod Zundel

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