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Big 12 Power Index: Fight does nothing to shake up pecking order

If your team must start a bench-clearing brawl, make sure none of your valuable players are involved.

Though this is typically a hockey rule, Kansas ended up being fortunate that it also applied to basketball during this week’s brouhaha with Kansas State. Both teams had two players suspended by the Big 12 after the dust settled, but the only impact player in the group is Jayhawks forward David McCormack, who will miss two games.

With the Big 12/SEC Challenge coming on Saturday, that means McCormack will only miss one league game — a loophole that should have been closed.