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University of Dubuque defeated Luther 72-66 this evening in the Regents Center. The loss, plus the combination of both Loras and Buena Vista posting victories, dropped the Norse to the No. 6 seed for the Iowa Conference Tournament that begins next Tuesday, Feb. 25. Luther will travel to No. 3 Loras on Tuesday for a quarterfinal game that will begin at 7:00 p.m.
After trailing by as many at 14 points in the second half, the Norse battled back to tie the game (56-56) with four minutes remaining. The Spartans responded by outscoring the Norse 16-10 down the stretch en route to the victory.
Luther shot 37 percent that included a 6-for-30 effort from behind the arch. The Spartans, who snapped a three-game losing streak, connected on 47 percent of their attempts and were led by Chris Frazier and Andre Norris who tallied 23 and 20 points respectively.
The loss gives Luther a regular season Iowa Conference mark of 7-7, 15-10 overall. Dubuque will be the No. 2 seed for the tournament and will host the winner of the Luther/Loras match-up on Thursday, Feb. 27. The Spartans finished the regular season 10-4 in league play, 21-4 overall.
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