Albrecht a surprising hero with 17 first-half points against the Cardinals
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 point guard on his own team in first half of the title game.
With Burke on the bench with two fouls, seldom-used freshman Spike Albrecht stole the show in one of the most thrilling halves in a title game in recent years.
Albrecht, whose only other scholarship offer came from Appalachian State, scored 17 points in the first half for the Wolverines as Michigan took a 38-37 lead.
After averaging 1.8 points per game this season, Albrecht was suddenly the most dangerous player on the floor in the title game, hitting six of his seven shots from the field.