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Dustin Hogue sparks ISU

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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 8:51 am, Wed Nov 13, 2013.

With 16:31 left in the second half, Iowa State’s DeAndre Kane stood at the top of the key and swished a 3-pointer to make it 42-28 against Texas

A&M-Corpus Christi.

That bucket sparked an 18-2 run over the next 5:06 to put the game out of reach, with Iowa State winning 80-50.

Dustin Hogue played the energy role and filled the box score with 13 points on only six shots, eight rebounds and two steals.

“I looked at the box score to see he only had eight rebounds; I thought he had 20,” said ISU coach Hoiberg. “He got his hands on so many balls and was just a monster out there all over the court.

“He was in the gym for a good hour yesterday after practice working on his shot trying to find that rhythm and obviously that pays off when you put that extra time in. ... And it’s great to see, when a guy’s putting that much time into it, that it pays off and the end of the day.”

A slew of Cyclones reached the double-digit mark, but Iowa State was led by Kane’s 15 points, hitting five of nine shots with seven rebounds and four assists.

“I’ve been working on my jump shot a lot lately,” Hogue said. “Coach Fred has been working with me a lot on my perimeter game, just to be able to hit shots felt good.”

An early spark on offense was freshman Matt Thomas, who had 13 points on five of 10 shots, hitting three 3-pointers.

Fellow freshman Monte Morris quietly filled the box score with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. He also hit two of his three 3-pointers. As a team, Iowa State cracked double-digits again hitting 11 of 25 at a 44 percent clip.

Daniel Edozie was the first post player off the bench instead of Percy Gibson in the game. 

The 6-foot-8-inch forward added energy and effort to Iowa State’s front court in his first two games.

“I just thought [Edozie’s] energy was really good in our first game,” Hoiberg said. “I thought he really battled and defended on the block and rebounded well. Really went up there strong with two hands, so I thought [Edozie] deserved to be the first guy off the bench in our front court.”

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