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Georgetown now fighting teams in China

Posted on: August 18, 2011 10:14 am
Edited on: August 18, 2011 10:42 am
By Matt Norlander

We can now presume when the Hoyas met with Joe Biden in Beijing yesterday, they didn't talk about peace and diplomacy.

And I'm guessing, unlike the Biden photo-op, we won't be receiving a press release about this dust-up.

UPDATE: Statement from Georgetown is as follows, "Tonight, two great teams played a very competitive game that unfortunately ended after heated exchanges with both teams. We sincerely regret that this situation occurred."

Georgetown's team got pulled off the court in the fourth quarter of a game Friday (it's Friday over there) against Baiyi, when the score was 64-64, after players began fighting and "chairs were being thrown. Players and coaches had to dodge water bottles hurled from stands."

I can't quite make out the photo to the right, but it could very well be Hollis Thompson swinging limbs with a Baiyi player.

It never even gets this bad against Syracuse. Did someone say "your Mom's a Hoya!" in Mandarin? Is that what led to what looks like complete chaos in an overseas exhibition?

Well, via Ballin' is a Habit, this messageboard claims to have the rundown on what happened, as the poster was in attendance at the game. It is a messageboard, so we always tread carefully, but here's a lengthy, supposedly informed excerpt:

The whole thing came undone in the third. About two minutes in, the ridiculously lopsided foul calls continued and the first real shoving match kicked off over a loose ball. The players on the court separated each other pretty quickly, but then the craziest thing I've ever seen happened- one of the Bayi big men got in JT3's face and almost took a swing. He was so shocked he didn't know what to do. So that upped the ante a bit.

Then the foul calls truly took on a comical dimension. ... There were four or five intentional fouls called, giving them four shots each time down the court. JT3 was called for a technical for stepping over the line onto the court. ... A few exchanges got testy and at one point players had to restrain themselves again.

Two minutes into the fourth, they were pressing full court, trapped one of our guards (I forget who it was), and then must have pushed or punched him on the ground after he made the outlet pass, because then there was a shoving match and then a bit of a fight, and then the whole thing set off. He tried to get away as quickly as possible as the Chinese players sort of converged on him, and then benches cleared, and then people on the Chinese bench started picking up chairs. Everyone on the other side of the court started fighting as well. Brawl spread all over the court, and then off the court. After it kicked off it immediately became possible for the crowd to get involved, and then they did. As we tried to get the team off the court, bottles (plastic ones, thankfully) came out of the crowd at the team and everyone left. Security was there (sort of), but it was more equivalent to mall cop-quality security rather than actual security. The Georgetown staff wanted the security to get on the floor, but honestly these guys didn't have a clue what to do. They escorted the whole alumni contingent out fairly quickly after that.
To me, just looks like another example of some real team bonding on an overseas trip. Mission accomplished, really.

Photos via here
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Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2011 12:36 am

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

When the brawl broke out, Bayi (the Chinese pro team) had shot 57 free throws.  Georgetown had shot 15.   That tells you what type of environment that the Hoyas were playing in (that fact was from an ESPN article FYI)

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 3:33 pm
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Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:11 pm

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

Now that I'm home from work and have seen the video....These mongoloid punks only beat our guys when its 2 to 4 against 1. Clearly these are a bunch of wanna be triad thugs that need to fight 1 on 1 or we should nuke them so they see what it's like to be "outgunned". Next trip we send the ex players the previous poster mentioned plus Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo then lets see what happens to those dog and lizard eating orientals.

Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: August 18, 2011 5:18 pm

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

dude you are embarrasing. keep your kind of agenda off the board.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 4:50 pm

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

What video are you watching?

Jason Clark get's hacked. Gets in the guys face for fouling him. shoves are exchanged. Jason tries to get away fromt he fight. Is tripped then converged upon and stomped.

You can also see Aaron Bowen #23 try and get away from the fight before he is tackled from behind and then pumled while on the ground.

The Chinese team started this fight.

The whole game they were hacking Georgetown with no calls and then Georgetown got called for breathing on a player.

Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 4:46 pm

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

I think the next time we send Georgetown to China again we need to send Reggie Williams, Patrick Ewing, Michael Graham, Craig (Sky) Shelton and others to finish off the Chinese and their fans.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 4:35 pm

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

It's funny all these people that are saying george town threw the 1st punch.  40 free throw differentiasl threw the 1st punch

Since: May 27, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2011 4:32 pm

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

It's not Georgetown's fault.  The Chinese acted despicably and the whole corrupt officiating in the game was atrocious.

Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 4:14 pm

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

Unless you were there or have read a quality journalist's account of the incident, it's all conjecture.

How could anyone accuse the Hoyas of thuggery? (:

Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 4:09 pm

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

If the Chinese government didn't oppress its people so bad, maybe their "professional" players wouldn't be so chippy.  I am glad the Hoyas stood up for themselves in a foreign land and dropped the hammer (and sickle) on them.  Let's hope the Hoyas don't get jailed before they leave the country turning into yet another international Chinese human rights incident.   

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