Late block ignites massive brawl in Kansas’ blowout win over Kansas State

first_imgMORE: SN’s 2019-20 college basketball midseason All-America teamWith Kansas up 81-59, K-State guard DaJuan Gordon swiped the ball from KU’s Silvio De Sousa, who was attempting to dribble out the final seconds of the clock. Gordon proceeded to race down the court for a last-second layup attempt and was instead emphatically swatted by De Sousa.From there, De Sousa leaned in Gordon’s direction to exchange words, immediately sparking a chaotic brawl. The full clip of the fight is below.Kansas State vs. Kansas ends in a massive brawl.— Sporting News (@sportingnews) January 22, 2020Both team’s benches cleared with shoving and punches thrown behind the hoop. De Sousa even had a chair cocked over his head before having it snatched from behind.Here’s another angle of the chaos. An all-out brawl just happened.— Riley Gates (@Riley_Gates) January 22, 2020″Well, obviously it’s an embarrassment,” Kansas coach Bill Self said after the game. “It’s not something to be proud of. What happened showed zero signs of toughness.”The school also issued a postgame statement.Statement from Kansas AD Jeff Long on tonight’s brawl between KU and Kansas State:— Kyle Boone (@Kyle__Boone) January 22, 2020Tuesday night wasn’t the first instance of last-second controversy in Allen Fieldhouse this season. In November, Monmouth guard George Papas also tried a similar steal-and-score sequence with his team down 55 points and was slapped with a technical foul for taunting.This is one way to end a blowout 😳While trailing by 55 with 15 secs left, Monmouth’s George Papas stole the ball as Kansas was dribbling out the clock, dunked it and got a tech.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 16, 2019 College basketball’s conference play brings out some of the fiercest rivalries in the sport, and Tuesday night was no exception for Big 12 foes Kansas and Kansas State.The Jayhawks were well on their way to a comfortable home conference win before the game’s closing moments turned awry.last_img

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