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Apr 6, 2013 11:51 PM by Bill Halter, AP

Michigan advances to championship game

ATLANTA (AP) - A pair of Michigan backups helped loosen up that Syracuse zone with their outside shooting, then an all-but-forgotten big man made the biggest defensive play of the night.

Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht lifted the Wolverines with some early 3-pointers, and Jordan Morgan drew a crucial offensive foul in the final minute to help Michigan hold off Syracuse 61-56 in a national semifinal Saturday night.

Star point guard Trey Burke was held to seven points, but the Wolverines got contributions throughout the lineup.

Michigan will face Louisville in Monday night's title game.

LeVert and Albrecht - hardly the team's top options offensively - combined for four 3-pointers in the first half. When Syracuse rallied, it was Morgan who helped hold off the Orange.

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