LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Big 12 suspended two players from Kansas and two from Kansas State a combined 25 games Wednesday for their roles in a melee at Allen Fieldhouse near the end of the third-ranked Jayhawks' win over the Wildcats.
Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, already suspended indefinitely by Jayhawks coach Bill Self, was given a 12-game suspension by the league. Teammate David McCormack was suspended two games. Kansas State forward James Love received an eight-game suspension and Antonio Gordon a three-game suspension. Both schools also were reprimanded by the Big 12 for violations of its sportsmanship policy.
"This kind of behavior cannot be tolerated and these suspensions reflect the severity of last night's events," Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said.
De Sousa got stripped of the ball Tuesday night as he was dribbling out the final seconds of an 81-60 win. He recovered to block a layup by the Wildcats' DaJuan Gordon, then stood over the freshman in a taunting manner, triggering both benches to empty.