Brigham Young's Kyle Collinsworth goes up for a shot against Portland's Thomas van der Mars during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament Monday, March 9, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/J
John Locher
March 10, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) Kyle Collinsworth recorded his sixth triple-double of the season - tying the NCAA career record - and BYU beat Portland 84-70 on Monday to advance to the West Coast Conference championship game.

Collinsworth had 13 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. He had broken the single-season record with his fifth triple-double on Feb. 7 and now is tied with Michael Anderson (Drexel, 1985-88) and Shaquille O'Neal (LSU, 1990-92) with six apiece.

BYU will play No. 7 Gonzaga on Tuesday, which reached its 18th consecutive WCC title game earlier. The Cougars took down then-No. 3 Gonzaga in Spokane on Feb. 28, ending the Bulldogs' school-record 22-game winning streak.

Chase Fischer scored 24 points, 20 in the first half and Tyler Haws added 18 points for second-seeded BYU (25-8).

BYU made four consecutive 3-pointers, highlighted by Collinsworth's behind-the-back pass to an open Haws, for a 23-14 lead. BYU made eight of its first 10 shots from distance - with six from Fischer - and led 42-24 at the break.

Thomas van der Mars had 16 points and nine rebounds for sixth-seeded Portland (17-15).

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