Two teams riding winning streaks collide tonight in Dubuque as Loras hosts Wartburg in an Iowa Conference men’s matchup. Wartburg enters the game with a record of 8-0 in conference play and has won eight straight. Loras has won nine straight and the Duhawks are 6-0 in the Iowa Conference after beating ninth ranked Buena Vista on Tuesday night.In his fifth year as head coach Chad Walthall has directed Loras to its best start ever in conference play and says both teams have been difficult to defend. He says their field goal percentage is high and that indicates they’re getting good shots. Walthall says he has tried to build the Loras program in the same way Dick Peth has done at Wartburg. He says Peth has gone through a rebuilding process and has taken them to being a top-tier program. He says they’re trying to do the same thing and he has a lot of respect for Peth.With most of the players back from last years team that finished 16-10 Walthall felt the Duhawks could take another step this year.
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