At the end of the Kansas – Kansas State game, DaJaun Gordon stole the ball and had a wide-open shot but was blocked from behind by Kansas’s Silvio De Sousa. De Sousa’s block sent Gordon to the ground. De Sousa proceeded to taunt Gordon and was given a technical for taunting Gordon. However, K-State’s Antonio Gordon and David Sloan took offense and were quick to go after De Sousa. From there all hell broke loose as the brawl spilled into the stands. Soon, the Benches cleared, coaches, players, and managers got involved. Fans scrambled to safety and at one point De Sousa picked up a stool, which Jayhawks assistant Jerrance Howard quickly grabbed from De Sousa.
When the dust cleared, both teams were sent to the locker rooms. Officials incredibly put time back on the clock and K-State shot one foul shot. The game and one of the most insane brawls in recent history came to an end, 81-60 Kansas. The fallout from this one came quickly, as Kansas announced that Silvio De Sousa is suspended indefinitely. No doubt there will be a few more suspensions to be doled out in the coming days. Kansas coach Bill Self said in a statement “I have suspended Silvio De Sousa indefinitely pending the final outcome of the review by KU and the Big 12 Conference. As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior.”
This is a huge blow for Kansas, as they are one of the best teams in the country. The possibility of losing numerous key players would be catastrophic. As for K-State, the suspensions that are going to result from this game will also be detrimental to their season.
Tweets and Videos of the Fight (Including Silvio De Sousa):
Benches emptied at the end of the Kansas State-Kansas game. pic.twitter.com/zWv46h3RJC
— ESPN (@espn) January 22, 2020
An all-out brawl just happened. pic.twitter.com/73MBmr0RNf
— Riley Gates (@Riley_Gates) January 22, 2020
He really picked up a chair! ??
Kansas vs Kansas State is one of college basketball’s most bitter rivalries, and it just descended into an all-in brawl.
— FOX Basketball (@FoxBasketball) January 22, 2020