Incarnate Word turns up the heat on Texas Lutheran

Division III Texas Lutheran kept it close for most of the first half Tuesday night before the University of the Incarnate Word pulled away for a 91-63 victory.

Freshman guard Keaton Hervey threw down two highlight-reel dunks and scored 17 points to lead the Cardinals (4-3).

TLU forward Matthew Gillette hit 6 of 6 from the field and scored 12 for the Bulldogs (2-3), who counted the game as an exhibition.

The game featured a match-up between coaching allies Ken Burmeister of UIW and Mike Wacker of Texas Lutheran.

Thirty years ago, the two of them helped lead the UTSA Roadrunners to their first NCAA tournament.

Burmeister was UTSA’s head coach and Wacker was an assistant for the 1987-88 squad that won the Trans America Athletic Conference championship.