Everyone watching the 2013 NCAA national championship game on Monday night was expecting guys like Michigan’s Trey Burke, Glenn Robinson III, Tim Hardaway Jr. or Louisville’s Russ Smith or Peyton Siva to blow things up.
However, nobody figured mighty little Spike Albrecht to stand tall amongst the rest of the giants of the game. Prior to the first half of the title game, Albrecht’s career high had only been seven points.
Through the first 17 minutes on Monday night? Seventeen of the Wolverines’ first 33 points.
Surprised? So was the rest of the Twitterverse.
Spike Albrecht was 1-for-1 for 3 points and 1 rebound in Sweet 16 vs #kubball He’s 6-for-7 for 17 pts in the 1st half tonight… Incredible.
— Matt Tait (@mctait) April 9, 2013
This Spike Albrecht thing is pretty great. But if he was doing this in a Duke uniform, Twitter would be HATE central.
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) April 9, 2013
Spike Albrecht though? Yeah I bet a lot of you were expecting him to come in and ball out.
— W. Thompson (@BJakaWilliam) April 9, 2013
— drew johnson (@Drew_Johnson_) April 9, 2013
— Jesse Rowold (@IL_Canes30) April 9, 2013
Just checked out Spike Albrecht’s Twitter. Went from 7100 to 7900 followers in the 10 sec I viewed it. Where will it be by end of the night?
— Clark Satterlee (@ClarkSatterlee) April 9, 2013
Half of the them cant even spell his last name so its tight on that lol RT @chuckieduke: Man, his name is Spike Albrecht !!! NOT WHITE BOY!
— Brianna Edwards(@Briyonce_33) April 9, 2013
— Ricky Zaffuto (@RickyZaffuto) April 9, 2013
Spike Albrecht is on maad adderall
— Letto (@WheresCassAtt) April 9, 2013
Spike Albrecht is getting laid tonight…
— Andrew Shin (@andrewshin97) April 9, 2013
spike albrecht doesn’t care if they win or lose this game now because he is gonna get so much ass regardless of what happens now
— Brandon Fischer (@Bass_FISCHer09) April 9, 2013
What a game for spike albrecht to have the best game of his life. Shout out to all little white doods droppin bombs from deep
— Derek Young (@DYoung1221) April 9, 2013
Somebody really made a fake Spike Albrecht page ALREADY !!!!
— Black Christian Grey (@WBZig_6) April 9, 2013
@jposnanski no way to keep up with the Spike Albrecht Twitter mania.>> Haven’t seen anything like it since the 1 pt. safety back in Jan.
— PackFanatic (@PackFanatic1) April 9, 2013
spike albrecht makes me wish I was a white boy..
— sam zaid (@samzaid3) April 9, 2013
Spike Albrecht has just passed Wess Welker as white peoples favorite athlete
— Dave Losi (@dlosier59) April 9, 2013
I mean Spike Albrecht has prolly always been this good… Who do u think hes guarding at prax…. Oh the naismith natl player of the year
— Cory Cronin (@Cronin40) April 9, 2013
Spike Albrecht #rudy status right now
— kari fischer (@kariiijo) April 9, 2013
Spike Albrecht’s worst fear = halftime#Fact
— John Mamola (@RockMamola) April 9, 2013
So you are telling me that Spike Albrecht averaged 7.6 minutes a game and 1.8 PPG during season play. And in the finals has 17 pts.. #WHATTT
— Alex Little (@AlexTandyLittle) April 9, 2013