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Loras College defeated Luther 71-51 this evening in Dubuque. The Norse led all but five minutes in the first half. With the score tied at 28-28 with three minutes remaining, the Duhawks put together a 10-4 run en route to a 34-28 halftime advantage.The Duhawks never trailed in the second half and outscored the Norse 37-23.
Luther shot 32 percent, while the Duhawks connected on 40.8 percent for the game. Loras also dominated the boards 54-33.
Jared Nicolaisen led the Norse with 13 points. Gage Thompson came off the bench and produced a career high 11.
The loss drops Luther's Iowa Conference record to 0-2, 2-5 overall. Loras improved to 2-0 in league play, 5-1 overall.
Luther returns to action on Wednesday, Dec. 6 when it will host Coe College at 8:00 p.m.
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