If anything could be taken away from Michigan's victory over Marquette, it was that the Wolverines passed an early season test.
It answered another test Friday night after winning the 2K Classic after a 76-54 rout over SMU in Madison Square Gardens.
The Wolverines (4-0) utilized hot shooting from the three point line, shooting 42 percent, to get a quick jump on Mustangs and never looked back. Very similar to what happened against Marquette, head coach John Beilein and his squad have passed two major early season tests with ease.
U-M point guard Derrick Walton Jr. led all scorers with 23 points. He also contributed three rebounds and six assists. Senior Zak Irvin paced the Wolverines with 16 points and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 12.
Most importantly, forward D.J. Wilson is continuing his upward trajectory this season, finishing the game with six points, four rebounds and two blocks.
The Wolverines travel to South Carolina November 23 to take on the Gamecocks.