The Big 12 suspended four players from Kansas and Kansas State a combined 24 games Wednesday for their roles in a melee that spilled off the court and into a section of disabled seating at the end of No. 3 Kansas’ home win Tuesday night.
Kansas reserve forward Silvio De Sousa, already suspended indefinitely by head coach Bill Self, was given a 12-game suspension by the league office. His teammate, starting forward David McCormack, was suspended two games. Kansas State reserves James Love (eight games) and Antonio Gordon (three games) also were penalized by the league.
The incident began after De Sousa was stripped of the ball as he was dribbling out the final seconds of an 81-60 win. He recovered to block a layup by DaJuan Gordon, then stood over the freshman in a taunting manner, triggering both benches to empty.
At one point, De Sousa was preparing to swing a stool when it was plucked from his hands, and several players from both teams threw wild punches.
“I have suspended Silvio De Sousa indefinitely pending the final outcome of the review by KU and the Big 12 Conference,” Self said shortly after discussing the incident on the league’s weekly conference call with reporters. “As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior.”
#6 Louisville 68, Georgia Tech 64: Malik Williams and Steven Enoch had 13 points each as the host Cardinals (16-3, 7-1 ACC) defeated the Yellow Jackets (8-11, 3-6).
#7 Dayton 86, St. Bonaventure 60: Jalen Crutcher had 23 points and the host Flyers (17-2, 6-0 Atlantic 10) cruised against the Bonnies (12-7, 4-2).
#10 Seton Hall 73, Providence 64: Romaro Gill scored 17 points for the Pirates (15-4, 7-0 Big East) against the Friars (11-9, 4-3) in Newark, N.J.
#16 Auburn 80, South Carolina 67: Devan Cambridge scored 26 points as the Tigers (16-2, 4-2 SEC) downed the visiting Gamecocks (10-8, 2-3).
#19 Iowa 85, #24 Rutgers 80: Luka Garza had 28 points and 13 rebounds as the host Hawkeyes (14-5, 5-3 Big Ten) beat the Scarlet Knights (14-5, 5-3).
Tulsa 80, #20 Memphis 40: Jeriah Horne scored 21 points and the host Golden Hurricane (13-6, 5-1 American) routed the Tigers (14-4, 3-2) — the biggest margin of victory against a ranked team in school history.
San Jose State runs winning streak to 4
Ayzhiana Basallo scored 26 points and Tyra Whitehead added 18 points and 16 rebounds as host San Jose State extended its winning streak to four games by beating New Mexico 89-85.
Cyndi Lewis had 12 points and Megan Anderson 11 for the Spartans (13-6, 7-1 Mountain West).
Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland alum Aisia Robertson had 14 points for the Lobos (11-10, 2-6).
#2 Baylor 66, TCU 57: Queen Egbo and Te’a Cooper each had 14 points and the visiting Bears (16-1, 5-0 Big 12) beat the Horned Frogs (13-4, 4-2).
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