Brawl Caps Kansas-Kansas State Game
(AP) — Kansas and Kansas State renewed their rivalry on Tuesday, and the ending was rather ugly.
The third-ranked Jayhawks rolled to an 81-60 win over the Wildcats in a game that was capped by a wild melee behind a basket. Kansas was trying to run out the clock when Silvio De Sousa was stripped by the Wildcats' DaJuan Gordon near midcourt. Gordon tried to go in for a layup, but De Sousa recovered and blocked his shot, sending Gordon to the floor before barking at the fallen player.
That triggered benches to empty and punches to be thrown in what amounted to a rugby scrum. At one point, De Souza picked up a stool and held it above his head, looking like he was about to swing it at a Kansas State player before assistant coach Jerrance Howard grabbed it from him.
Christian Braun scored a career-high 20 points and Devon Dotson added 18 as Kansas improved to 15-3. Udoka Azubuike finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds to help the Jayhawks beat the Wildcats for the 14th straight time at Allen Fieldhouse.