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Luther advanced to the Iowa Conference Tournament semifinals for the third year in a row after defeating No. 3 seed Loras College 86-77 tonight in Dubuque. Luther is now 3-0 over Loras in tournament play, all coming in the quarterfinal round. The victory was also the third over the Duhawks this season.
Six Norse tallied double digits led by Michael Crocker and Jake Martin with 14 points each. Cody Kliethermes was next with 12, while Cale Austin and Aaron Huber added 11 and Jack Woolems chipped in 10.
The Norse shot 45 percent that included a 12-of-26 effort from behind the three-point line. Luther also broke this game open with a 20-9 run midway through the second half.
The win gives Luther an overall record of 16-10. Loras ended its season with a mark of 15-11.
Luther will travel to No. 2 University of Dubuque this Thursday for a semifinal game that will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586