MICHIGAN PRESS RELEASE Statement from University of Michigan men’s head basketball coach John Beilein “After initially granting a transfer release for Ricky (Doyle) and a fifth-year graduate transfer for Spike (Albrecht) consistent with the established norms regarding intraconference transfers, I am now removing all restrictions regarding their recruitment by other universities. “While I have concerns about the current transfer policies as well as potential effects to the landscape of collegiate athletics, we should do what is right for Ricky and Spike as they decide to further their education and basketball careers elsewhere. “Ricky is an exemplary young man and has
Spike Albrecht’s Michigan basketball career is over. [ MORE: Relieve these Spike Albrecht plays ] Albrecht announced today he has elected to step away from the court for the remainder of the season due to injuries. Albrecht has battled a genetic hip condition for almost two years and has struggled to return to full health this season. “This has been the toughest decision I have ever had to make,”Albrecht said. “After taking a hard look at what is best for me, and this team, I will be stepping away from the game that has meant so much to me.” Albrecht,
Michigan's Spike Albrecht is done with college basketball after the senior guard announced Friday will concentrate on rehabilitation after his bilateral hip surgery last summer. We collected a few of his better plays from last season in this post.
John Beilein announced Wednesday that junior guard Spike Albrecht has undergone right hip surgery, and the recovery will require four-to-five months of rehabilitation. Albrecht may consider a similar procedure on his left hip later in the offseason. “There is no player tougher than Spike Albrecht,” Beilein said. “He proved that this season playing through injury and continual pain in both hips. He never used it as an excuse and I will always admire him for that. We have some of the world’s best doctors at the University of Michigan and we are confident he will only get better following this
It’s going to be tough for someone to top Spike Albrecht’s pass Thursday in the Big Ten tournament. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Albrecht delivered a highlight-reel no-look, behind-the-head pass to set up an Aubrey Dawkins dunk early in the second half of Michigan’s 73-55 win over Illinois. Read the AP recap, and get Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction. It was a thing of beauty, and you can relive it in the video in this post. "Showtime at the Big Ten tournament!" courtesy of @umichbball's Spike Albrecht. #IntelGoesB1G #MarchOnBTN http://t.co/fHSLi8B7rl — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March
Spike Albrecht cracked an egg on his head to raise awareness for Juvenile Diabetes. Check out the full video in this post!
At 10:15 p.m. ET tonight, BTN airs "Big Ten Elite: 2013 Michigan Basketball," a great look at Michigan's extraordinary basketball season.
Indiana was upset in overtime by Butler in the Crossroads Classic on Saturday. IU’s undoing was defense, especially in the second half. 1st Half Efficiency 2nd Half & Overtime Efficiency Indiana 1.12 1.14 Butler 1.0 1.28 Indiana’s defense completely fell apart after halftime, especially on the perimeter. While Butler’s offensive rebounding kept them in the game at first, the teams actually ended up pretty even in that respect. But Butler’s outside shooting was fantastic, as the Bulldogs made 11 of their 24 attempts from beyond the arc. There’s two ways to look at this. The optimistic way is to point