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Men's Basketball - Loras College

Date:January 25, 2012
Results:71-47
Location:Home

Luther posted its fifth win in a row defeating Loras College 71-47 in the Regents Center. The victory keeps the Norse atop the Iowa Conference standings with a mark of 9-1. The victory also secured a spot in the six-team Iowa Conference Tournament.

Trailing 42-39 with just under 11 minutes left in the game, Luther put together a 32-5 run en route to the victory. The Norse also stepped it up defensively holding the Duhawks to just 22 percent in the second frame. 

Tyler Wedemeier produced a double-double with season highs of 16 points and 14 rebounds. He also was credited with three blocked shots.

Zach Matos-Pritchard and Dane Larson also tallied double digits with 13 and 12 respectively. John Androus was one point shy with nine.

Box score

The victory gives Luther an overall record of 15-3, matching the best start in school history since the 1983-84 campaign. The best start in school history was during the 1981-82 season when Luther was 23-3 before ending its season with a second round loss in the NCAA III National Tournament.

Loras lost its sixth in a row and is now 1-9 in league play, 4-15 overall.

Luther travels to Wartburg College this Saturday, Jan. 28 for a game that will begin at 4:00 p.m. Fans can catch all the action via audio stream.

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Senior

Waverly, Iowa

Waverly- Shell Rock

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Junior

Westgate, Iowa

Westgate

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Sophomore

Lindhurst, Ill.

Lakes

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Junior

Edina, Minn.

Edina

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