No. 17 Iowa State cruises by Auburn 99-70 for sixth consecutive victory
AMES, Iowa -- Dustin Hogue set career highs with 22 points and 16 rebounds, and 17th-ranked Iowa State pounded Auburn 99-70 on Monday night for its sixth consecutive win.
Melvin Ejim added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Cyclones (6-0), who are the Big 12's last unbeaten team.
Iowa State used a 27-5 run midway through the first half to build a 15-point lead. Hogue had 16 points and 12 boards at the break.
Iowa State jumped ahead by as much as 60-33 early in the second half in cruising to its fourth win by at least 29 points.
Chris Denson had 27 points for Auburn (4-2), which shot 35.5 percent and got beat on the boards 47-36.
STORRS, Conn. -- Shabazz Napier hit a jumper from the free-throw line as time expired to keep No. 12 Connecticut undefeated with a 65-64 victory against No. 15 Florida on Monday night.
Napier, limping on a left ankle he hurt during a four-point play with 33 seconds left, escaped a trap around 30 feet from the basket and got off a wild shot that missed but was tipped blindly back by DeAndre Daniels. Napier grabbed the ball and let go a left-handed jumper that went through as the horn sounded and set off a deafening cheer from the sellout crowd of 10,167 at Gampel Pavilion.
Napier finished with 26 points on 9 of 15 shooting including making 5 of 8 from 3-point range.
The Huskies (8-0) and Florida (6-2), which had a five-game winning streak snapped, battled down the stretch exchanging the lead six times in the final 6 minutes.