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FINALS WATCH: Halftime _ Michigan's winning

Monday - 4/8/2013, 10:28pm  ET

Michigan head coach John Beilein speaks to players during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Louisville, Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

ATLANTA (AP) -- It's halftime at the national championship game and Michigan is 20 minutes away from only its second national championship.

Freshman Spike Albrecht is the surprise scoring leader with 17 points as Michigan leads Louisville 38-37 at halftime of Monday night's championship game. Michigan won its only title in 1989.

Michigan, the No. 4 seed, is trying to upset Louisville, the No. 1 seed. Luke Hancock has 16 points for Louisville, which made a late charge to lead 37-36 before Michigan's Glenn Robinson III sank two free throws with 2.5 seconds remaining.

Michigan star Trey Burke scored the first five points on a jumper and 3-pointer and had seven points less than 3 minutes into the game, matching his total from the Wolverines' semifinal win over Syracuse.

-- Charles Odum -- http://twitter.com/CharlesOdum

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