Found April 07, 2013 on UM Hoops:
Dustin Johnston Michigan’s basketball team is chock-full of stars on the rise. Trey Burke just won his fourth Player of the Year trophy, completing the sweep; Glenn Robinson III is back to his pre-Big Ten season form and regularly wows fans with his high flying dunks; Mitch McGary has seen his star rise the quickest of anyone in the tournament, going from a marginal bench player at the beginning of the season to a potential first pick in the NBA draft. But there’s another Wolverine whose star is on the rise: Spike Albrecht. Given that Albrecht was previously unknown on the national stage but now finds himself playing a key role in the NCAA national title game, we thought we’d provide a primer on Michigan’s backup point guard. Following are just a few things every Michigan fan should know about Spike Albrecht. Spike Albrecht is the story of the tournament. At least, according to Jon Horford. When Horford was asked what he thought the most prevalent storyline of the tournament was, he...

Michigan's Albrecht tweets at Kate Upton

Spike Albrecht had never scored more than 7 points in any NCAA game until the National Title game when his Wolverines lost to Louisville 82-76. Spike was on fire for the first half and ended up with a career-high 17 points. Spike saw that Kate Upton had attended the game and decided that while he was personally on a roll he would Tweet at the two-time Sports Illustrated swimsuit...

Appalachian State was Spike Albrecht’s only other scholarship offer besides Michigan

If Michigan had not offered Spike Albrecht a scholarship, the young sharp-shooter was headed to Appalachian State.

Video: Michigan's Spike Albrecht lights up Louisville

Shortly before CBS cut to Trey Burke receiving the Naismith Award as the top player in the country, the Michigan point guard wasn’t even the best...

Albrecht's shooting show lifts Michigan early

Spike Albrecht had the time of his life in the first half for Michigan in the NCAA title game. With point guard Trey Burke on the bench in early foul trouble, Albrecht made all four of his 3-point shots in the half against Louisville. Michigan had a 38-37 lead at halftime, thanks to Albrecht's 17 points. Not bad for a freshman who was averaging 1.8 points per game and whose...

END OF THE LINE: Michigan falls to Louisville in NCAA Title Game

Michigan’s title hopes came to an end Monday night as the Wolverines fell to No. 1 Louisville 82-76 from Atlanta. Trey Burke led all scorers with 24 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists while Spike Albrecht had 17 points off the bench. And speaking of Albrecht he certainly looked like a man possessed in the first half sinking three after three looking very much non-freshman like. However...

Spike shoots for supermodel

Michigan guard Spike Albrecht is striking while the iron's hot. The morning after his improbable 17-point effort in the Wolverines' 82-76 loss to Louisville in the national title game, Albrecht hit Twitter to hit on supermodel Kate Upton. No word on how Tigers ace Justin Verlander -- Upton's rumored beau -- feels about Spike's sweet tweet.

Improbable Heroes May Again be Key

Michigan got a huge boost from its bench in its 61-56 victory over Syracuse Saturday. Spike Albrecht, Caris LeVert, and Jordan Morgan all stepped up with major contributions, and based upon tonight’s championship opponent, there’s a good chance that all three will be called upon to play similar roles against Louisville.

Spike 'tweet' on Kate Upton

The game is over. However, Spike Albrecht still thinks he has the hot hand. The Michigan guard, who came off the bench in the first half to score 17 points in the Wolverines' loss to Louisville on Monday night in the NCAA championship game, took to Twitter the morning after. The 5-foot-11 freshman reached out to supemodel Kate Upton, who attended the game in maize and blue...

Transcript: John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Spike Albrecht after championship loss

Dustin Johnston John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Spike Albrecht were on the podium for Michigan after its championship game loss to Louisville. Read comments from Beilein and his players in the transcript below. COACH BEILEIN:  I’ve had a lot of really good teams over the years, some emotional locker rooms.  That one was as emotional, or most emotional we’ve ever...

Cards deal Michigan 82-76 loss for National Title

For one night the NCAA got what it needed the focus wasn’t on the Rutgers basketball program and it’s now former coach Mike Rice. Instead the focus was on the game itself. The National title game, Louisville Cardinals and the Michigan Wolverines. And the game didn’t disappoint. Michigan came out firing in the first half of the game at one point they shot 62 percent and couldn’t...
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