2. Michigan’s offense is sweltering to start the season
The Wolverines only scored over 90 once in their first eight games of 2022. They’ve surpassed that by winning thoroughly over UNC Asheville and Youngstown State in 2023. The combination of Dug McDaniel and Olivier Nkamhoua is the most evident, but Terrance Williams is certainly the most improved.
Everyone expected Tarris Reed to be the third name in that equation, but he’s been relatively silent to start the season. His classmate, McDaniel, has matured more because of his extended playing time during his freshman upbringing. He looks like a seasoned floor general because of it. Nkamhoua may be the missing piece to the puzzle for him.
The offense won’t last, but it’s nice to see the improvement from last year’s letdown already. Winning by an average of 30 or so a game is proving it. We’ll get a better feel of how good this group can be on Monday when they travel to New York City. It might be a shootout with two high-powered offenses going at it.