The Wolverines just kept throwing down the 3-point shots, keeping their opponents on the run. Spike Albrecht struck again.
Michigan led 20-15 after 8 minutes of play. Louisville scored 2 of 3 free throws after being fouled beyond the arc, bringing the score to 20-17.
Michigan made it an 8-point game with another 3-point shot, 25-17. At this point, Albrecht was 4-4 overall and 3-3 beyond the arc. Nik Stauskas was 1-2.
Michigan still had a 7-point lead, 26-19, then extended it to 28-19. Albrecht wasn't nearly done. He hit another three point shot to make it 31-21.
Michigan had a 12-point lead with less than 4 minutes to play in the 1st half. Albrecht had 17 points.
Louisville finally got some 3-pointers of its own, bringing the game back within 7, 36-29, and then again to make it 36-32.
Louisville started to mount a comeback by stopping Michigan and hitting another 3-point shot, making it 36-35. The Cardinals took their first lead of the game with seconds remaining, 37-36.
That was short-lived as Michigan made a couple free throws to grab the lead right back, 38-37.
Michigan went into the locker room with a 1-point lead.