AMES, Iowa (AP) In the biggest game of his life, Dustin Hogue came up huge for Iowa State.
Hogue knew the Cyclones needed a boost in last year's NCAA tournament matchup with Connecticut after losing star Georges Niang to a broken foot the game before. Hogue, a New York kid inspired by the opportunity to play at Madison Square Garden, scored a career-high 34 points on 15 of 19 shooting in the regional semifinals.
Hogue's unexpected outburst was triple his scoring average. But it wasn't enough to lead the Cyclones past the eventual national champions.