At the tail end of the Kansas Jayhawks’ 81-59 rout of in-state “rival” Kansas State Wildcats, a scuffle between the two teams spilled into the stands behind the basket with one second remaining in the game.
KSU’s DaJuan Gordon went for a steal while Kansas was dribbling out the clock with about four seconds remaining at half-court. Gordon drove to the basket to cut the lead to 19 with a second left, but was swatted by Kansas’s Silvio De Sousa.
It went haywire from there:
Benches emptied at the end of the Kansas State-Kansas game. pic.twitter.com/zWv46h3RJC— ESPN (@espn) January 22, 2020
Here’s a better angle from the baseline that Big 12 Commish Bob Bowlsby will likely be checking out as well.
Another angle of the Kansas-Kansas State fight. So much going on here. pic.twitter.com/ZirG00h4B2— David Gardner (@byDavidGardner) January 22, 2020
And when Bubbaprog finds you, the gifs are coming:
We’ll have more as this story breaks, but it looks like KU might be very shorthanded for their rare cross-conference matchup against Tennessee on Saturday. David McCormack and De Sousa look to be the most likely to be there upon first inspection: McCormack averages 7.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in just over 16 minutes a game.
Update, 9:52 EST: Bill Self says there will be “consequences” that he will announce tomorrow after he has the chance to “study” what happened.
Here’s Bill Self on DaJuan Gordon’s steal in the final seconds: pic.twitter.com/emgNdMA6qV— Greg Woods (@GregWWoods) January 22, 2020
And what better way to have the players take that accountability to the public and media postgame... oh.
There will also be no Kansas players made available to the media (again, usually they are brought in).— Breland Moore (@BrelandKCTV5) January 22, 2020
And considering this, we LOL’ed:
I feel bad for Bill Self here. He paid them to play basketball not to start fights.— Jeffrey Crook (@uconnyankee) January 22, 2020