ADRIAN,Mich.--Mount Union's men's basketball team were defeated by Adrian (Mich.) 80-77 Saturday night.
The loss leaves the Purple Raiders at 2-1 overall while Adrian improves to 2-2 overall with the win.
Adrian was led by Jeremy Kalonji with 31 points and Jordan Harris with 22.
Both teams traded baskets throughout the first half with neither team taking a lead of more than nine with the Mount Union up 42-36 at the end of the half.
Mount Union got the lead up to 10 after back to back Braedon Poole (McDonald) lay ups with 13:42 left.
Adrian chipped away at the lead and took it with 9:14 left with a lay up to go up 61-60.
With the teams battling a Adrian three-pointer with one minute left gave Adrian the lead by 3.
The Raiders had two shots in the final 5 seconds to tie the game but neither shot fell.
Mount Union has a short turnaround as they play tomorrow at Trine (Ind.) Sunday, November 24th at 2 p.m.