It’s the Michigan men’s basketball team’s second visit of the year to a team ranked in the top 25, and the first one — an 82-58 shellacking at the hands of then-No. 19 Southern Methodist — left plenty of room for improvement.
Last week, Spike Albrecht reflected on his legacy with the Michigan men’s basketball program after announcing a premature end to his career. Albrecht’s recovery from a pair of offseason hip surgeries had left him continually hobbled, immobile and concerned about his long-term health to the point that playing basketball was simply no longer an option.
Albrecht’s time with the Michigan men’s basketball team — always fun to watch, often surreal, rarely straightforward — came to an end Thursday, when he informed Beilein of his decision to sit out the rest of the season as he continues to recover from a pair of offseason hip surgeries.