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I should let you know that without Wayne, we are predicted to lose 4 out of 5 times on a game simulation by an average score of 79-72.

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A lack of bowls tomorrow, big bowls, kind of stinks, but at least we're the number one thing people will watch, and hopefully we win without Wayne.
How will the Jayhawks handle the loss of Simien, who leads the team with 17.4 points and 12 rebounds per game? While Keith Langford (15.3 points per game) and J.R. Giddens (10.5) can pick up the scoring, the entire team must crash the boards to make up for the loss of Simien's rebounding. Junior walk-on Christian Moody has been a pleasant surprise, starting all eight games, shooting 62.5 percent from the field and averaging 5.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. But with Simien out, there will be more pressure on the 6-8 Moody to be strong inside while staying out of foul trouble.

EA Predicts Jayhawk Revenge, 89-77 over Nevada

Led by Pre-season Wooden Award Candidate Wayne Simien, and a stunning performance off the bench from Jeff Hawkins, Kansas avenged last year's loss to the Wolfpack with an 89-77 victory at Allen Fieldhouse. Simien dropped in 23 points to match the number on his jersey, and with Aaron miles on the bench nursing a sprained wrist, Hawkins rattled off 20. The game was close until a 16-2 run midway through the second half allowed Kansas to pull away. Notable Statistics:

Simien 23pts Giddens 15 pts Hawkins 20 pts Langford 5 pts

Next Simulation: vs Pacific, Saturday, Dec. 4th

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