BYU Cougs in the news: Collinsworth gets first pro triple-double; Van Noy making an impact on and off the field (video)

Published: February 3, 2018

Kyle Collinsworth had a huge night in his return to the Texas Legends.

The former BYU guard recorded his first career pro triple-double as the Legends knocks off the Windy City Bulls 111-102 on Friday night. Collinsworth finished with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. He also totaled three steals and a blocked shot in 33 minutes of work.

He was on triple-double watch early on as he recorded five points, four rebounds and three assists in the first quarter alone. Collinsworth added another layup in the second quarter while grabbing three rebounds and handing out three assists as the Legends took a 12-point lead into the half.

After a rough third quarter that saw him miss all five of his shots while totaling a point and a rebound, Collinsworth bounced back in the fourth as he dished out four assists and grabbed three rebounds before reaching the triple-double from the foul line as he connected on 2 of 4 attempts in the final minute.

The NBA G-League’s YouTube channel shared highlights from the impressive performance.

In 20 games with the Legends, Collinsworth is averaging 11 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.8 steals in 35.6 minutes.

Van Noy making an impact on and off the field

Kyle Van Noy is just one day away from making his second straight appearance in the Super Bowl when the New England patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Brian Baldinger highlighted one of his biggest plays in the AFC Championship game on one of his BaldyBreakdowns he shared on Twitter.

That was one of many big plays Van Noy made during this playoff run where he has recorded 11 tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble.

While his play on the field has been huge, what Van Noy has done off the field has also been very important.

The New England Patriots Twitter page shared a video of Van Noy and his wife Marissa talking about what adoption means to them and the foundation that they started to help adopted children and those who are in foster care.

To learn more about the Van Noy Valor Foundation click here.

Davies called for Cougars to continue road winning streak over Zags

Brandon Davies took to Twitter on Saturday to cheer on the BYU Cougars as they head into a tough battle with the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Davies has special motivation for a BYU win, to shut up current teammate and former Bulldogs’ guard Kevin Pangos.

Davies and Pangos are both starters for Lithuania’s top team, Zalgiris Kaunas who is 19-2 through 21 games in the LKL this season.


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