1. Dawg nation will be behind them 2. Losing KU will be a boost. The team will have a "won it for KU" attitude. In fact I may bring a sign that says that. The team will not win because KU was a bad influence like some posters here are insidiously suggesting. If he has left the team(which I will not 100% believe until I see it with my own two eyeballs) then it will be a moral encouragement for the team. 3. Wagland and Pasha are 2 of the top 10 players in the country and Wagland will be ready to lay it to people at #1. 4. Attitude. This team has never been nor will ever be scared of anyone. 5. Mental strength 6. Coach Diaz's scouting 7. The depth of the team. 8. ask yourself this. do you really trust Virginia come crunch time?