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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 Albrecht came back down to earth in the second half. In fact Albrecht would be held scoreless the entire second half.
Heading into the break with a slim 38-37 lead, Michigan had enjoyed a much bigger advantage in the first half. However Luke Hancock of Louisville was able to match Albrecht’s intensity scoring 14 unanswered to get the Cardinals back into the game.
In the second half, Michigan and Louisville would trade jabs as both teams looked for an opportunity to gain some distance. This included a monster dunk from Tim Hardaway Jr. just past the halfway point in the second.
As the minutes ticked aw...
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After Michigan's Spike Albrecht was done raining threes on the court, he took some time to holler at supermodel Kate Upton on Twitter.
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Trey Burke was awarded yet another Player of Year honor as the Naismith Player of the Year was announced at the NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show on Sunday evening.
The Naismith award is the fourth major Player of the Year honor that Burke received this weekend in Atlanta. Burke also received Associated Press, John Wooden and USBWA Oscar Roberston Player of the Year awards...
Michigan Basketball lost to Louisville in the National Championship game on Monday night by a final score of 82-76. It was a bitter end to a fantastic season for the Wolverines.
How the game was lost
Powered by 17 points from Spike Albrecht, Michigan opened up a 12 point lead in the first half with three minutes left to play. Louisville countered with a 14-3 run that was...
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...
Another day, another national player of the year award for Wolverine sophomore guard Trey Burke as today he was awarded the 2013 Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T.
Burke becomes the first Wolverine ever be honored with this award given out by the Atlanta Tipoff Club and only the fifth Big Ten player to receive said recognition.
The Naismith was the last of the major individual...
ATLANTA (AP) -- 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...
Tweet In case you didn’t watch, Michigan freshman guard Spike Albrecht had an incredible first half in the NCAA championship game, scoring a career-high 17 points in the process. Michigan eventually fell to Louisville, but Spike’s confidence appeared to still be sky-high afterwards as he decided to take a shot at Kate Upton on Twitter, [...]
The Michigan Wolverines and Louisville Cardinals held their mandatory press conferences on Sunday, but there's not much left to say.
The nation's best offense will face the nation's best defense Monday night, and the winner will take home a national championship.
For the Wolverines to earn their second NCAA tournament title, they'll need a big game from Trey Burke...
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...
1. Trey Burke (Michigan)- Burke was just named the National Player of the Year. He willed his team to victory against Kansas, by hitting a three to tie the game as time expired. Along with his scoring he is also averaging 8 apg.
2. Russ Smith (Louisville)- There is no quicker player from end to end that Smith, he can drive to the hoop 1 on 5 and score if he wants too. Smith is the...
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...
Michigan’s starting backcourt was also available in breakout sessions this afternoon. Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas will face arguably the best pressure defense in the country on Monday evening and discussed the upcoming challenge. Watch all three players in the embedded media players below.
Hardaway and Stauskas after the jump.
With almost 10 minutes of game time gone by in Michigan’s 61-56 win over Syracuse on Saturday night, the Orange had jumped out to a 14-9 lead and the Wolverines were searching for offense.
Michigan’s usual scoring weapons — Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas — simply weren’t getting it done. Burke had missed the only two shots he took, Stauskas...
Last night Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA Tournament National Championship Game. It was a fantastic game that featured a ton of fast break points and amazing guard play. Between Trey Burke, Peyton Siva and Russ Smith, there was plenty of excitement at the basket.
It was a great game and a lot of fun to watch.
Now the countdown to the Draft begins as we look...