College basketball players and coaches spilled into the crowd after a brawl erupted in the dying stages of the game between Kansas and Kansas State University on Wednesday.
The fracas kicked off as Kansas were dribbling out the clock, having effectively secured an 81-60 victory over KSU.
KSU guard DaJuan Gordon stole the ball in the dying seconds, only to have his layup blocked by Kansas big man Silvio De Sousa - who then stared down the guard after he had been knocked to the ground.
Both benches cleared as KSU players rushed to Gordon, as the push and shove spilled into the crowd behind the basket.
This is a bad bad bad look for Kansas and Kansas State. Huge brawl. pic.twitter.com/gwaweTP6p7— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) January 22, 2020
Team officials and coaches eventually got the situation under control, but not before De Sousa was seen brandishing a stool.
All players from both teams, except for the 10 on the floor when the brawl-sparking shot was blocked, were ejected for leaving the bench.
Kansas coach Bill Self said after the game that he was extremely disappointed in his players, saying that there would be consequences for all involved.
“I know we were in the wrong,” he told the Kansas City Star.
“That was an embarrassment in our part for the role that we played in it.
“Regardless of how it got started, that's no way for mature men to act.”
Kansas athletic director Jeff Long released a statement on Wednesday too, saying that he will review the footage with Self, the Big 12 Conference and Kansas State.
A lot will be made of the players fighting, but there’s a man wearing black that gets involved in the brawl , shown here. He threw a punch at Silvio De Sousa. pic.twitter.com/wDOrL0bmDY— Kyle Boone (@Kyle__Boone) January 22, 2020
"That was an embarrassment on our part for the role that we played in it and there will be consequences that I'm sure I'll announce tomorrow." - Bill Self on the fight.#kubball #kstatembb #billself pic.twitter.com/PXBMcZafZX— Pete Francis (@Pete_Francis) January 22, 2020
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