BYU Cougs in the news: Collinsworth has career-night in scoring, Carlino delivers monster double-double in big win

Published: March 21, 2018

Kyle Collinsworth had one of the best games of his young NBA career on Tuesday night as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the New Orleans Pelicans, 115-105. In the loss, he set a new career-high in scoring with eight points on 2-for-5 shooting from the field and 3-for-3 from the foul line. The BYU triple-double machine also tied a career-best with five assists while securing two rebounds in 20 minutes.

Collinsworth did all of his scoring during a 71-second stretch in the second quarter as he scored eight straight points to push the Mavericks to a double-digit lead. He started things out with a corner three to open up a seven-point lead. After converting on three free throws, he got to the lane and finished at the cup to extend the lead to 11.

Jeremiah Jensen shared highlights of the baskets on his Twitter page.

Through 24 games, He is averaging 2.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 13.8 minutes a contest.

Matt Carlino had a monster performance on Sunday to lead the Roseto Sharks to an 80-73 win over Termoforgia Jesi.

Carlino paced the Sharks with a huge double-double as he totaled a game-high 25 points on 9-for-22 shooting from the field, including 5-for-11 from 3-point range while knocking down both his free throws. He added a game-best and career-high 15 rebounds to go along with a pair of assists and a steal in 34 minutes of work.

Carlino made a massive impact late in the contest with two huge baskets as the Sharks overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to come away with the victory. Trailing by three in the final minutes, Carlino buried a three to tie the game at 68. He followed that up moments later as he grabbed an offensive rebound on his own miss and put it back in to give Roseto the lead for good.

We caught up with Carlino after the game to get his thoughts on the big win.

“I felt good about the game the whole time,” said the former BYU guard.  “I felt like I controlled the game well playing point guard. It was a good win.”

On the season, he is averaging 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals in 16 games.

Eric Mika also had a solid showing over the weekend in a 93-83 loss to New Basket Brindisi. In the loss, he totaled 11 points on 4-for-9 shooting from the floor and a perfect 3-for-3 from the free-throw line. He added seven rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 29 minutes. It was his 18th time that he has scored in double figures during his rookie season in pro ball.

Through 22 games, he is 17th in Italy’s top division in scoring with 14 points a game. He is also ninth in the league with 7.5 rebounds a night, to go along with 1.3 steals and 1.2 assists in 29.1 minutes.

L.J. Rose had one of his best outings of the season for the Salt Lake City Stars in a 132-131 loss to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Monday.

In the tough loss, Rose totaled five points on 2-for-3 shooting from the floor, including a make on his only attempt from 3-point range. He also chipped in with four assists, a pair of rebounds and a steal in 13 minutes.

In 15 games, he is averaging 1.5 points and 1.9 assists in 8.9 minutes a game.

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