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|Date:||February 18, 2015|
Luther defeated Wartburg 56-47 tonight in the Regents Center. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Norse and secured a spot in the six-team Iowa Conference Tournament.
Luther led 25-22 at halftime and increased that lead to 15 twice in the second frame. The Norse made some key free throws down the stretch to secure the victory, following a 9-0 run by the Knights, that pulled them to within six with a little under four minutes left in the game.
Dan Van Groningen was the lone Knight to reach double digits with 11.
The win gives Luther an Iowa Conference record of 5-8, 9-15 overall. Wartburg lost its third in a row and fell to 6-7, 13-11 overall.
Luther wraps up the regular season schedule at University of Dubuque on Saturday. Tip-off will take place at 4:00 p.m. If the Norse win and Wartburg losses Saturday, Luther will be the No. 5 seed of the tournament. A reversal of this scenario and Luther will be the No. 6 seed.
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