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University of Dubuque - Recap

Date:February 15, 2020
Time:4:00 pm
Location:Dubuque, Iowa

Luther was defeated by the University of Dubuque this afternoon 85-83. The Spartans Mitch Burger scored the game winner on a lay-up with one second left in the game.

Luther led 43-34 at halftime and by as many as 14 (71-57) with a little over 10 minutes left to play in the second stanza. Dubuque outscored Luther 26-8 during an eight minute stretch and led 83-79 with 1:27 remaining. Two free throws by both Gage Thompson and Jadyn Torres leveled the score at 83-83 with 12 seconds left on the clock.

Luther had a balanced attack with four players posting double figures. Garrian Wade and Anthony Westhusing led the team with 15 points each. Thompson was credited with 14 and Ray Whitlock had 10.

The Norse did the majority of their damage from distance, connecting on 16-of-34 attempts from behind the three-point line. 

Dubuque stayed in the contest at the free throw line. The Spartans were 22-of-24 from the charity stripe. Dubuque also out rebounded Luther 39-28.

Peter Ragen led all scorers with 20 points. Burger finished with 18 and Avery Butler chipped in 12.

Box Score

The loss gives Luther an A-R-C record of 4-11, 8-16 overall. Dubuque improved to 7-7 in league play, 14-9 overall.

Luther has one more regular season game remaining on the schedule. The Norse will host Coe College on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 4:00 p.m.

Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586


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