Michigan vs. Louisville score update, NCAA title game: Wolverines lead 46-42 with 16:54 to go

USA TODAY Sports

Michigan's offense hasn't wilted so far after a hot first half.

The Michigan Wolverines' hot shooting hand carried over into the second half, and they lead the Louisville Cardinals 46-42 with 16:54 to go in the national championship game.

Wayne Blackshear opened the half for the Cardinals on a slick screen play that got him a reasonably open three from the left side, which he rattled in 15 seconds into the half. Michigan's Glenn Robinson III countered with a 16-footer to tie the game back at 40.

Trey Burke re-entered the game after sitting 14 minutes in the first half in foul trouble -- during which Spike Albrecht took over the game and captivated the entire Internet with his 17 first-half points -- and hit a 3-pointer with 17:47 left.

Russ Smith did not start the second half for Louisville. He was 1-of-9 from the floor in the first half and re-entered the game with 18:32 to play.

Michigan held a 38-37 halftime lead. The Wolverines led by as many as 12 points at 35-23 with 3:24 left in the first, but Louisville closed the half on a 14-3 run.

More in College Basketball:

10 things to know about Michigan vs. Louisville

Pitino vs. Beilein: A contrast of styles

5 thoughts on Final Four Saturday

Spencer Hall: A field guide to Atlanta

Louisville, Michigan fans out in full force

Living and playing basketball with cancer

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.