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FINALS WATCH: Burke starts fast

Monday - 4/8/2013, 9:45pm  ET

Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) shoots against Louisville center Gorgui Dieng (10) during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

ATLANTA (AP) -- In less than 3 minutes, Michigan star Trey Burke has matched his points total from the Wolverines' semifinal win over Syracuse.

Burke had only seven points -- 11.5 below his average -- in Michigan's 61-56 win over Syracuse in the Final Four semifinal on Saturday night. The sophomore guard opened Monday night's championship game with a jumper before adding a 3-pointer for a 5-0 lead. He scored on a layup to give him seven points with more than 17 minutes remaining in the opening half.

-- Charles Odum -- http://twitter.com/@CharlesOdum

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