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Michigan vs. Syracuse: Wolverines lead at the break, 36-25

The second National Semifinal is halfway through and the Michigan Wolverines are 20 minutes away from a Monday night date with Louisville.

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Mitch McGary has picked up where he left off last week and the Michigan bench has pitched in as well, as theWolverines lead the Syracuse Orange, 36-25 at halftime in the Final Four.

The winner of this one gets Louisville Monday night for the National Championship.

The game was back-and-forth early, with Syracuse grabbing an early 14-9 lead behind nine points from C.J. Fair.

Michigan quickly came back, then went on a 9-0 run capped by a three from Spike Albrecht to make it 24-17. He added another from long range a few minutes later, as Michigan's bench outscored the Syracuse reserves, 16-7.

But that's not to say the starters haven't been strong as well. McGary had six points and seven rebounds and Glenn Robinson III added in another six points.

Then there was Trey Burke, who decided to bury this 30-footer from the top of the key:

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It all adds up to an 11-point lead for Michigan and the largest halftime deficit of the season for Syracuse.

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