It was Jarrod Uthoff’s last chance to get a win at Hilton Coliseum. The Monday before the game, current NBA player Georges Niang envisioned Uthoff coming out strong. What he didn’t know is that it was going to be an absolute onslaught from the 6’9” woodchuck out of Cedar Rapids.
Uthoff came out firing, making 11-13 shots and dropping 30 points in the first half to help propel the Hawkeyes to a 20 point lead at one point during the game. Niang even remembers looking to Steve Prohm and asking “What am I supposed to do?” Pretty much nothing Georges, pretty much nothing.
Though the initial shock of Uthoff’s performance hurt, the Cyclones defense would clamp down on Uthoff in the second half, only allowing him to score a total of two points after halftime.
Eventually, Hilton Magic would rear it’s head and make the night memorable for Cyclone fans in attendance. Iowa State would battle back and ultimately win the game on a Monte Morris floater.
So, I would say this is one of those rare times that a dude goes off and destroys you, but the good guys end up winning. Let’s just forget that happened and try to never let it happen again.