In a memo sent to conference officiating co-ordinators Monday, the men's basketball rules committee said a player will be charged with a flagrant, noncontact foul 2 and will be ejected. The opposing team is given two free throws and the ball.
The change comes after Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart went into the stands at Texas Tech on Feb. 8 and shoved a fan who called him a "piece of crap." He was given a technical foul for unsportsmanlike conduct but was not ejected.
The Big 12 said there was no rule for officials to eject Smart, but the conference suspended Smart for three games.