Kansas is proving it doesn’t need Wayne Simien to beat a quality opponent, even on the road.
Playing without its standout inside player, the second-ranked Jayhawks got 28 points from the frontline of C.J. Giles, Christian Moody and Sasha Kaun on Sunday in a 65-59 victory over No. 8 Kentucky.
Playing its first game of the season on an opponent’s home court — and in front of 24,367 fans, the second-largest crowd in Rupp Arena history — Kansas (11-0) won for the fourth straight time without Simien, who could return as early as next week following surgery on his left thumb.
Included in that stretch are wins over two Top Ten teams, Georgia Tech and Kentucky (10-2).
(15) Texas 79, Baylor 60: Daniel Gibson scored 18 points, and the Longhorns (12-2, 1-0 Big 12) hit 11 3-pointers en route to a win over the Bears (7-4, 0-1) in Austin, Texas.
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