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November 8, 2004

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Keith Langford, who said he hit his left thumb on somebody's chest, was wearing a wrap after the game. He said his thumb was fine. ... Moulaye Niang (ankle sprain), Jeremy Case (groin) and Stephen Vinson (groin) didn't suit up. Matt Kleinmann is a red-shirt, thus didn't play.

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Different atmosphere?: Kansas coach Bill Self was asked if he noticed a different atmosphere in the fieldhouse considering the whole building had been re-seated with the priority points system.

"I didn't notice a difference at all. It's pretty impressive to play an exhibition game and there had to be 16,000 people here," Self said. "There's not many places in America if any that have that type of support. It could be a fun year. We hope it'll be a fun year. I think all the fans were certainly wise to make sure they had tickets because this could be a fun year if we stay healthy and share it. We appreciate them wherever they are sitting."

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Wayne Simien on the freshmen's nervousness: "Sasha tried to tell me the air is thinner in Allen Fieldhouse because people are sucking the air up. I told him to wait until we get to Colorado. I thought they all did well."

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This, that: Emporia State received $20,000 guarantee money for playing KU. The Hornets netted $7,500 plus the cost of hotel rooms for Friday's game at Gonzaga (114-86 ESU loss) and will snag $10,000 for Tuesday's contest at Wichita State.

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