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FINALS WATCH: No Trey, no problem

Monday - 4/8/2013, 10:42pm  ET

Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) reacts to play against the Louisville during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Michigan played most of the first half without AP player of the year Trey Burke, who was mired in foul trouble. He scored the Wolverines' first seven points, but picked up two fouls and ended up only playing six minutes in the first half.

No worry, though. Backup guard Spike Albrecht scored 17 in the first half for the Wolverines.

Fouls could play a role down the stretch.

Nik Stauskas also had two first-half fouls for Michigan, while the Cardinals' Wayne Blackshear, Luke Hancock and Russ Smith each have two fouls.

Speaking of stars gone missing, Smith was just 1 for 9 in the first half for Louisville.

-- Dave Skretta -- http://twitter.com/@APdaveskretta

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