College Hoops Player of the Day for Monday, December 2, 2013
Iowa State improved to 6-0 on the season with a blowout, 99-70, win over Auburn, putting a bullet next to their ranking of #17 in the AP poll.
Junior forward, Dustin Hogue, paced the Cyclones with 22 points and 16 rebounds, helping Iowa State establish an early lead, power to a 47-28 advantage at half time and coast to the easy win.
Hailing from Yonkers, NY, 6'6" Hogue was 8-for-10 from the field, making two of three form long range. His rebounding prowess was a factor as the Cyclones out-boarded the Tigers, 47-36. It was Hogue's second double-double of the year. He is averaging 1 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.
NOTABLE: #12 Connecticut barely avoided their first loss of the season, improving to 8-0 when Shabazz Napier hit the winning bucket with time expiring to give the Huskies a 65-64 victory over #15 Florida. Napier, who missed a potential game winner from the free throw circle, snatched his own rebound and put back the bucket for the win, leading all scorers with 26 points on 9-for-16 shooting.