Syracuse and Michigan did not turn over the ball much in the opening half, with three and two turnovers, respectively.
The Orange and the Wolverines tied in blocks with three and in steals with two.
Syracuse went 11-for-27, Michigan 13-for-29.
But the six made attempts from beyond the arc for the Wolverines provided half of their halftime total (18 of 36) and placed them ahead of the Orange, 36-25, at the break.
Syracuse keeps it close down the stretch with Michigan, as Michael Carter-Williams fouls out.
With Brandon Triche fouling out shortly after, the Orange got nothing on their final possession and the Wolverines dunk home their opportunity to move onto the championship game, 61-56.