Yeah, KU will be hurting without Simien for the next four weeks though. We got Georgia Tech on New Years Day (or the day after, cant remember). Thats gonna be a tough game, thankfully its in Lawrence and we got a shot even without Simien who might be the most complete player in College right now.
Conferance play is where it really heats up I agree, but its a good time to get a feel for the teams chemistry right now. Illinois, KU, Ok State (these three teams I have watched a lot of this year) all look good as far as team chemistry.