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Report Card 2015: Ricky Doyle

Previously: Spike Albrecht Freshman center Ricky Doyle quickly became one of the biggest surprises of the early part of Michigan’s season, scoring in double-digits five times before January. His 10 points against Oregon set the bar high early on and it took him ten games to earn the starting spot at the center position, a role that he held for the next 19 games. But the freshman...
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Report Card 2015: Spike Albrecht

During Big Ten Media Day in October, Spike Albrecht seemed content with being Michigan’s most experienced backup. But his role changed quickly, as injuries to Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton made the junior the team’s only healthy veteran in the backcourt. Albrecht made 18 starts and played in 31 games, averaging 7.5 points and 3.9 assists. And it was his distribution that quickly...
Via UM Hoops
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spike Albrecht Has Great Message About UM’s Season Ending

Michigan’s bid for a spot in the NIT was unsuccessful Sunday evening, meaning their 2014-15 season is now finished. Spike Albrecht had a great reply to a John Beilein mass text message let his team know that they weren’t making a post-season tournament. Coach sent a mass text to players. @SpikeAlbrecht replied "I wish next season […] The post Spike Albrecht Has Great Message...
Via Diehardsport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Wisconsin

A loss to Wisconsin on Friday afternoon in the third round of the Big Ten tournament keeps Michigan squarely on the NIT bubble. In Five Key Plays, we take a closer look at the Wolverines’ near-upset, which ultimately ended in an 11-point defeat. 1) Spike Albrecht gets hot out of the gate Michigan surprised the Badgers early, jumping to a 13-9 lead and forcing them to call timeout...
Via UM Hoops
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball stays alive with impressive victory against Illinois

Aubrey Dawkins Michigan basketball is still alive and fighting in the Big 10 tournament after an impressive routing of the fighting Illini. The Wolverines won 73-55 but led against the Illini by double digits the entire second half. The Wolverines looked impressive from start to finish and were led by stellar performances from the Michigan guards. Playing once again without starting...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball: Wolverines to face Melo Trimble and Maryland

Spike Albrecht Michigan Basketball is coming off an impressive victory against the Ohio State Buckeyes last weekend. The Wolverines ended their five game losing streak and looked like a potential sleeper in the Big 10 Tournament. Michigan played much better against Ohio State in comparison to recent weeks, and this was apparent most on the defensive end. The Wolverines held the...
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Spike Albrecht cracks eggs over his head for Juvenile Diabetes (VIDEO)

Instagram On Thursday night, Michigan guard Spike Albrecht took the “egg crack challenge”, this season’s version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, to raise awareness for juvenile diabetes. He then challenged former teammate and current Sacramento King rookie Nik Stauskas. It’s a warmer, yet much messier cause, but a great cause none the less. Egg Crack Challenge...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan’s Spike Albrecht Cracked Eggs On His Head To Raise Awareness For Juvenile Diabetes

This summer’s “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” was a roaring success, bringing in millions in donations and plenty of valuable awareness for the disease. Now, a Michigan basketball star is throwing his support behind a new, messier cause. Guard Spike Albrecht took the “egg crack challenge” to raise awareness for juvenile diabetes, and challenged former teammate Nik Stauskas to...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball: Journey to the Tourney

With their latest triumph over rival Ohio State, Michigan finally earned a win over a team with an RPI rank inside the top 50. That being said, they now have two such wins, thanks to Oregon’s rise into the top 50 with a win over Utah. Their next game on Saturday, at Maryland, gives them a great chance to pick up a quality win on the road. Even if they do manage to upset the Terrapins...
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball: Wolverines crack down on Buckeyes

Coming into the game today, Michigan was on a five game losing streak. The team looked like it was unraveling as the injuries to Derrick Walton and Caris LeVert had finally caught up with them. With how poorly the Wolverines were playing, it looked like they might drop another to their rival from Ohio, who they lost to soundly earlier this year. Throw that out the window. The Wolverines...
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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