The Lawrence University men’s basketball team lost its conference game against first-place St. Norbert College Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Schuldes Sports Center. As a result of the Vikings’ cold shooting throughout the game, St. Norbert – currently ranked 14th in the nation – dominated them, and the final score was 68-50 in favor of the Green Knights. Lawrence shot just 32.8 percent from the field for the entire game and was 2-14 on three-point attempts. John Dekker led the Vikings with 12 points, making the Vikings’ only two 3-pointers of the night, and Jon Mays contributed nine points. Tyler Cullitan also had a game-high six rebounds. After St. Norbert scored the first 10 points of the game, Lawrence spent the rest of the game trailing by at least five points. St. Norbert was ahead 32-20 at halftime and increased that lead to 25 points within six minutes of the second half. They led by as many as 27 points with five minutes left in the game, but the Vikings held them at 68 points with four minutes left, allowing Lawrence to close the gap to 18 points. In response to the difficult loss, Mays noted, “Our shooting was just off. They’re a good team, but we could have given them a better game.” The Vikings played Beloit College Wednesday and return to action again when they play Ripon College at home on Saturday. If they finish ahead of Carroll University and Illinois College in the overall standings, the Vikings will claim the fourth seed in the Midwest Conference Tournament and open the tournament against the host St. Norbert Green Knights Feb. 26.