ATLANTA (AP) -- There haven't been many whistles blown early on in the championship game.
That's a good thing, too.
After a season in which basketball often resembled wrestling, and in which officials often stole the headlines, it was Michigan and Louisville on center stage at the Georgia Dome.
Only two fouls had been called in the first 7 minutes, 11 seconds, as the teams got into an up-and-down affair that finally looked the way basketball was meant to be played.
Both teams were shooting it well, too. Michigan started off 7 of 11 from the field, while Louisville was 5 for 11 as the second media timeout neared.
-- Dave Skretta -- http://twitter.com/@APdaveskretta
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