Dustin Hogue put up a new career high in Iowa State’s last game of the season, almost single-handedly boosting the team to the next level in the NCAA tournament.
It was an effort worthy of number two on our countdown of the best moments of last season. The incredible display of Hogue pounding it inside and getting to the rim was almost on loop all night long against Connecticut. He finished with 34 points, blowing away his previous high of 22 against Auburn earlier in the season.
Hogue fired an incredible 15-of-19 from the field. His determination almost got the Cyclones into the next round, but the team ended up losing 81-76 against the Huskies.
Want to know how Hogue could put on a performance like that? Take a look at this video that features his family getting pumped up for the game. Never underestimate the family factor when a player returns home to showcase what he’s got.
Iowa State men’s basketball top 15 moments of 2013-14
2. Dustin Hogue destroys Connecticut at the rim in NCAA tournament exit