Michigan Basketball (7-3) had their work cut out for them going up against No. 2 UCLA (10-0), but dropped Saturday night’s contest by a score of 102-84.
Zak Irvin led the Wolverines with 18 points and his hot shooting helped them go into the locker room tied at 50 with the Bruins, but water found its level as the game went on and UCLA ran away late.
TJ Leaf led UCLA with 21 points and Lonzo Ball and Bryce Alford chipped in with 19 and 18 points, respectively.
The Wolverines showed they can hang with the best in the country when their shots fall, but their defensive problems re-surfaced and they gave up the most points they have allowed this season by a wide margin. The previous high was 73 against Virginia Tech a few weeks back.
Michigan now hops on a plane to head back to Ann Arbor, where they will have a few days off before taking on Central Arkansas on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.