Wow, how good has this Michigan team been so far this year? Well, the Wolverines have already beaten the likes of Pittsburgh, Kansas State and NC State, with the Pittsburgh and K-State victories coming away from home. Oh, and by the way, the combined record of those three is 27-5.
The combination of veteran leadership and talented youth Michigan has blended together is magnificent. The way they play unselfishly and as a team is even more impressive.
Nobody cares who scores the ball or who has a big night, as every player plays for each other. Plus, this team is so deep, that on any given night it would not be a surprise to see 11 different players get in the game.
Whether it's Trey Burke's playmaking ability, Stauskas' deadly three-point shooting or the great depth in the frontcourt, this team doesn't seem to have a weakness. Barring injury, the only obvious weakness come tournament time would seem to be the absence of a past deep tournament run.
However, with the veteran leadership of Morgan, Hardaway and Burke, that's really not a big concern.
As of right now, the Big Ten appears to have three legit national title contenders in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Which of those three is the best? That's obviously up for debate.
I'm not ready to take Indiana off of its pedestal just because it lost to Butler, but the Hoosiers are going to lose their share of games in the conference this season. So will Ohio...and Michigan. That will make for an unbelievably exciting Big Ten regular season.