Whitworth Subdues Lutes, Advances to Final
News Release Date:
Thursday, February 24
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Whitworth University, ranked No. 2 nationally in NCAA Division III, ran its season record to 25-1 with a 74-63 victory over Pacific Lutheran in a first-round Northwest Conference playoff game Thursday night in Spokane, Wash.
Whitworth hosts Whitman (19-7) Saturday night with the winner getting the NWC's automatic berth in the NCAA Division III national championship field.
Whitman advanced to Saturday's playoff finale by beating Lewis & Clark 79-76 tonight in Walla Walla.
Whitman handed Whitworth its only loss of the season early last week in Sherwood Center. Whitworth won the first meeting between the two schools earlier in the season in Spokane.