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Loras secured a split of this season series as it defeated Luther 70-61 tonight in Dubuque. The two teams are now tied for sixth place in the league standings.
The Duhawks Nathaniel Smith had a huge night pouring in a game high 34 points. Smith was 12-of-19 from the field and a perfect 8-for-8 from the charity stripe.
The Norse were led by Cale Austin who scored a season high 20. All six of Austin's buckets were from behind the three-point line. Christian Wright was next with 14 and Jake Martin chipped in 10. Martin recorded a double-double collecting 13 rebounds.
The difference in the game was points in the paint. The Duhawks outscored the Norse in this category 30-10. The Duhawks also won the battle of the boards 40-32.
Luther returns to action on Saturday when it will host Central College at 4:00 p.m. For those of you in Iowa this game will be televised live by KCRG TV 9.2. Luther will also video stream the game.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586