Kansas head coach Bill Self holds back Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa (22) following the Jayhawks' win against Kansas State, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Big 12 suspends Silvio De Sousa 12 games; McCormack, two K-State players also suspended

After a day’s worth of reviewing footage and contemplating, the Big 12 announced Wednesday evening suspensions for four players involved in the brawl that marred Tuesday’s Sunflower Showdown between Kansas and Kansas State. KU junior Silvio De Sousa, the backup forward at the center of the ruckus, received the most severe punishment, as the conference suspended him for 12 games. By Benton Smith

January 22, 2020


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Opportunity Knocks: What KU's Isaiah Moss and coach Bill Self have learned about each other that has Moss poised for a bigger role

With David McCormack out of the starting lineup for at least the next two games to serve a suspension for his role in Tuesday’s brawl with Kansas State, KU coach Bill Self has a decision to make about his fifth starter. By Matt Tait

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KU's bench production picks up in win over K-State

Given the ugly fashion in which the Sunflower Showdown ended earlier this week, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self didn’t spend much time in the hours that followed a rivalry game brawl thinking or talking about the actual 40 minutes of basketball that took place inside Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.

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Board of Regents chair, student body president concerned by behavioral issues within KU men’s basketball program

After Tuesday night’s basketball brawl, the University of Kansas student body president expressed concern over the pattern of “violence” surrounding the program and the Board of Regents chair suggested he would be discussing the matter with university CEOs.

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Big 12 suspensions to Silvio De Sousa, David McCormack leave Kansas thin up front

The Wednesday suspensions of Kansas basketball forwards Silvio De Sousa (12 games) and David McCormack (2 games) will have a significant impact on the KU lineup in the week ahead. By Matt Tait

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KU forward Silvio De Sousa suspended indefinitely

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa has been suspended from the team indefinitely for his role in Tuesday night’s fight between the Kansas and Kansas State men’s basketball programs. By Matt Tait

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Bill Self: Punishments for rivalry game brawl not completely resolved

Roughly 14 hours after players from the Kansas and Kansas State basketball teams brawled in the south end of Allen Fieldhouse, KU coach Bill Self did not yet have an update Wednesday morning on the coming “consequences” that will be doled out in the wake of the confrontation.

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Lopsided Sunflower Showdown ends with all-out brawl between No. 3 Kansas and K-State

An otherwise uneventful Sunflower Showdown spiraled into chaos in the final seconds Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, as a fracas surrounding Kansas big man Silvio De Sousa spilled into the courtside seats. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Sophomore Ochai Agbaji provides impact as rebounder in win over Wildcats

Tuesday night, during 31 minutes of third-ranked Kansas’ 81-60 victory over Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse, starting guard Ochai Agbaji provided KU coach Bill Self with something for which he had been searching.

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Brawl overshadows career night by KU freshman Christian Braun in KU’s 81-60 win over K-State

An outstanding offensive night for the third-ranked Kansas basketball team ended with an ugly fight inside Allen Fieldhouse following the Jayhawks’ 81-60 win over Kansas State on Tuesday night.

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Quick recap: No. 3 Kansas rolls to easy win over Kansas State, but Sunflower Showdown ends in brawl

No. 3 Kansas claimed the first installment of the Sunflower Showdown. And it wasn’t particularly close.

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KUsports Live: No. 3 Kansas vs. Kansas State

Follow along during the game with our crew and the community.

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Game Day Breakdown - No. 3 Kansas vs. Kansas State

A look at some of the keys for third-ranked Kansas in tonight's clash with Sunflower State rival Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks searching for more offense in defensive-minded Big 12

Points have been tough to come by in the Big 12 Conference this season, and, after back-to-back games of 66 points, Kansas coach Bill Self is in search of a way to change that. By Matt Tait

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Benton Smith: Jayhawks capable of winning ugly with strong defensive play

Austin, Texas — Ugly is in the eye of the beholder. As far as Kansas basketball coach Bill Self was concerned, what he gazed upon Saturday at Frank Erwin Center was magnificent in all its grime.

January 2020