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The University of Dubuque defeated Luther 77-63 and swept the season series. The Spartans jumped out to a 47-29 halftime lead which proved to be the difference in the game. The Norse outscored the Spartans 34-30 in the second half.
Dubuque's Andre Norris led all scorers pouring in 32 points. Lucas Ware added 18 and Gage Heffernan completed the Spartans list of double digit scorers with 10.
Cody Kliethermes led the Norse with 17. Nathan Meyer added 15 and Cale Austin chipped in 12.
The loss gives Luther an Iowa Conference record of 5-9, 9-16 overall. Dubuque improved to 10-4, 20-5.
These two teams will meet in the quarterfinals of the Iowa Conference Tournament. Luther the No. 5 seed will travel to No. 3 Dubuque on Tuesday, Feb. 24, for a game that will begin at 7:00 p.m. Luther is making its fifth consecutive appearance in the six-team tournament. Last year, they advanced to the championship game for the second time in four years.
The winner will advanced to the semifinals and will face No. 2 Coe College on Thursday, Feb. 26 in Cedar Rapids.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586