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POSTED December 3, 2013 1:39 a.m.

Dustin Hogue’s career game lets No. 17 Iowa State rip Auburn

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Dustin Hogue was supposed to be a complimentary piece for Iowa State.

It looks as if he’s ready for a bigger role.

Hogue set career highs with 22 points and 16 rebounds, and the 17th-ranked Cyclones pounded Auburn 99-70 on Monday night for their sixth straight win.

Melvin Ejim added 14 points and 10 boards for Iowa State (6-0), which is the Big 12’s last unbeaten team. It was Ejim’s 23rd career double-double.

The Cyclones grabbed control with a 27-5 run midway through the first half, and they finished with 28 assists on 33 field goals.

Hogue had 16 points and 12 rebounds in the first half as the Cyclones raced out to a 19-point lead that grew to as many as 35 in the second half.

It was by far the best outing to date for Hogue, a junior college transfer who surprisingly has emerged as one of Iowa State’s best players.



Napier beats buzzer as No. 12 UConn edges No. 15 Florida

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Shabazz Napier is the top player on No. 12 Connecticut and is one of the most clutch players in the nation. The point guard, who led the undefeated Huskies to another win Monday night with a buzzer-beating jumper, has higher comparisons in mind.

“Growing up I wanted to be Superman. Everyone wants to be a hero,” he said, surrounded by media after a lovefest with the UConn fans in Gampel Pavilion. “I just felt I was fortunate enough to be in the right spot at the right time.”

That would have been the free throw line, where he gathered a loose ball after teammate DeAndre Daniels tipped back Napier’s miss of an off balance shot and buried a jumper at the buzzer to give the Huskies a 65-64 victory over No. 15 Florida.

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