BYU vs. Portland Postgame Notes and Quotes
Kyle Collinsworth recorded 14 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds for his 11th career triple-double to add to his NCAA record. It is his 5th triple-double this season, second only to his 2014-15 mark of 6, another NCAA record.
- Collinsworth tied Mike May’s single-game BYU assist record with 16, a mark set in 1976. He also set the single-season assists record with 224 this year after 16 more tonight. It was his 8th game this season with at least 10 assists, tying his own 2014-15 record. He now has 16 career games with at least 10 assists, building on his own BYU record.
- Collinsworth also tied Russell Larson for 8th at BYU with his 92nd career double-figure scoring game with 14 points.
- He started his 124th game, breaking a tie with Randy Reid for No. 2 in school history. He also played in his 133rd game, tied with Jackson Emery for 7th at BYU.
Nick Emery had 3 steals to pass teammate Kyle Collinsworth’s freshman season for 2nd-most by a freshman at BYU with 40. He also hit 3 treys to give him 76 this season, 9th-most in a season at BYU. With his 15th game of at least 3 3s made, he tied his brother Jackson Emery (2009-10) for 6th-most games with 3 3s in a season. He finished with 18 points to tie Trent Plaisted with 25 double-figure games as a freshman.
Chase Fischer hit 3 3-pointers, giving him a make from downtown in 19 straight games, the 5th longest streak during a season in Cougar history. His 3s pass Jonathan Tavernari for 4th most in a season at BYU with 90. He finished with 21 points, his 16th game this season with at least 20 points and 22nd of his career.
Jordan Chatman finished with a career-high 13 points and had 3 3-pointers. He opened 2 of 2 from 3-point land and has made 9 of his last 16. It is his 3rd consecutive game with a triple and second consecutive with at least 2 makes.
Zac Seljaas hit 2 treys to give him 50 on the season. He finished with 10 points for his 2nd consecutive game in double figures and 9th this year.
Kyle Davis scored 11 points for his 25th game in double figures.
BYU went on a 7-0 run, going 4 of 4 from the field in under 2 minutes (1:49) to take an early lead at 18-13. The Cougars went on another 13-0 run in under 3 minutes (2:37) and hit 5 of 5 from the field during the stretch, to up the edge to 33-17.
With a 21-point, 53-32 lead, BYU has led by at least 19 at half in 4 of the last 5 games. BYU has also scored 50-plus at half in 3 of the last 5 games.
BYU hit 10-plus 3s (11) for the 10th time this season. It’s the 3rd-most in a season under Dave Rose.
The Cougars set a new season high with 30 assists in the game. The 30 assists ties for the 10th most in a single game at BYU.
There were 6 Cougars in double figures – Fischer (21), Emery (18), Collinsworth (14), Chatman (13), Davis (11) and Seljaas (10).
BYU finished with 90-plus points (99) for the 4th time in 5 games.
BYU head coach Dave Rose
"I was pleased with our mindset coming out to start the game. I thought that defensively we did a good job trying to control Wintering who can really dominate the game from that position. I thought that we rebounded the ball well. Jordan Chatman hit some big shots in that first half to give us some separation. Obviously any time you get 30 assists you’re really sharing the ball and playing the way that we want to play. The second half was a little bit different. We kind of got caught up in maybe trying to outscore them. We weren’t quite as good defensively. They got hot from the 3-point line. We were lucky to make a few shots and keep the score. Zac hit some big shots for us. Overall, it was a good win for us, and we’ll look forward to Saturday."
On game plan:
"It was a high-scoring game tonight. The tempo was fast with Portland. Defensive transition was the number one priority on our board with the scouting report. If that’s it, then you know that they really push it. At the start of the second half, they came out and scored two or three really quick baskets in transition, but for the most part, I thought we guarded that pretty well. Another real priority was guarding the 3-point line. In the first half we guarded the 3-point line pretty well, the second half not quite as good. And then rebounding, they out-rebounded us at their place and we were able to out-rebound them here."
The fact is we were able to take care of business on Thursday. It should be everything we want it to be. You want that game to have a lot of meaning late in the year. And senior night, you’ll have all those emotions you’ll deal with and a nationally-televised game. These are special moments, special times. Hopefully we play well.
BYU guard Chase Fischer
On savoring the last memories:
"We’re on a good little streak here. Senior night is going to be great and kind of our last memory, but I think you want to savor every memory you have in the Marriott Center. It was a good team win. It was a great win from where we’re at. I think it gives us a lot of momentum going into Saturday."
BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth
On 11th triple-double:
"Credit to my teammates. They get open, space the floor well and knock down shots. We played a good pace. We shared the ball. There was a lot of assists tonight. We moved the ball well, and when you do that, the ball comes back to you."
Portland head coach Eric Reveno
"Early on the turnovers killed us and that was the key. BYU leads the league in steals and blocked shots, and they were getting steal and blocking shots and getting out in transition. We were able to score when we got shots, but we weren't getting enough shots and they were getting a lot of high percentage stuff."