DEARBORN, Mich. – The University of Michigan-Dearborn men's basketball team dropped a close contest to No. 14 Indiana University-East Saturday at the UM-Dearborn Fieldhouse.
The Wolverines chipped away at a 15-point deficit midway through the second half and earned a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds but two three-point attempts on the final possession of the game missed the mark and the Red Wolves held on to escape with a 77-74 win.
The loss is the second straight for the Wolverines, who fall to 6-2 on the season.
Jason Gigliotti continued to dominate in the middle for the Wolverines with 16 points and 15 rebounds for a double-double. Cody Kegley, who was honored prior to the game for recently scoring his 1,000th-career-point on Tuesday, added 16 points and nine rebounds.
The Wolverines shot 26-of-71 from the field, 4-of-20 from deep and 18-of-28 from the line.
Bishop Smith scored a game-high 32 points, including eight 3-pointers to lead the Red Wolves.
The Wolverines open Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference play against Aquinas College at 7:30 pm Wednesday at the UM-Dearborn Fieldhouse.