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U of L, Michigan hot shooting at NCAA championship

So much for that theory about poor shooting in domes.  Michigan and Louisville aren

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ATLANTA (AP) - So much for that theory about poor shooting in domes.

Michigan and Louisville aren't having any trouble.

The Wolverines took a 38-37 lead into halftime Monday night thanks in part to shooting 50 percent from the field, and 6 of 11 from beyond the arc. Spike Albrecht helped, of course, with his 6-for-7 half and by going 4 for 4 from deep.

The Cardinals aren't doing shabby, either. They were hitting at a 46-percent clip and were 5 of 8 from beyond the arc, led by a 4-for-4 effort from Luke Hancock.

There's long been a belief that shooting in domes is more difficult because depth perception is thrown off by the spacious surroundings.

That hasn't been the case tonight.

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.


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