Takeaways from Michigan’s road win over St. John’s

Dominant Start: Michigan's men’s basketball team secures a 3-0 record, impressively defeating St. John’s in their first away game.

True Test Triumph: Facing St. John’s, a team coached by Rick Pitino, Michigan passes its first significant challenge of the season with flying colors.

Team Legitimacy: Michigan's performance proves the team's legitimacy with a fast-paced, skilled, and well-sized roster, likely earning them a higher ranking in the upcoming polls.

McDaniel's Excellence: Point guard Dug McDaniel shines, scoring a career-high 26 points, showcasing not only scoring ability but also veteran-like playmaking and quick decision-making.

Burnett's Beast Mode: Nimari Burnett delivers a beastly performance, scoring a career-high 21 points in the first half, displaying his offensive prowess and living up to his five-star recruit status.

Reed's Dirty Work: Tarris Reed Jr. steps up, doing the dirty work defensively with three blocks and 11 rebounds, showcasing his versatility and importance to the team.

Glass Troubles: Despite the win, Michigan struggles on the glass, especially in the first half, allowing St. John’s to score many second-chance points.

Rebounding Focus: Michigan acknowledges the need for improvement in boxing out and collecting rebounds, particularly against larger teams in the future.

Top-25 Potential: With the impressive showing against St. John’s, Michigan is likely to climb in the rankings, possibly securing a spot in the top 25.

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