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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
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

Wait, what? Where do you see a punch thrown?



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

So Wiseguy, I knew some moron like yourself would comment like that... Do you have the same issues when White hockey players fight or is only consider not "behaving" when Black men do it?  Just curious... 


The sad thing is that people like yourself exist...  



Since: Nov 11, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 2:39 pm
 

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

Chinese players held their own and didn't back down?


So you consider getting 57 free throws to 15 and being tied holding your own?   And maybe you need to watch the video again because the Chinese attacked the Georgetown players.  They threw chairs and had fans throwing punches with basically no security.  Georgetown was the team that was trying to stop the fight not the other way around.



Here is the video



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

After seeing the video, it looks like a Hoya threw the first punch.  Aggressive play under the boards, in the lane or on the court is no excuse for a brawl.  Plus, it looks like the Chinese players held their own and didn't back down.   



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

Ouch!   A bit racist?




Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

The bottom lines is that Negroes do not know how to behave regardless if it is on USA soil or China soil.  This is typical behavior.  Sad...



Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: August 18, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

predictable response from the racist contingent on this board. please know that georgetown recruits the same players that are on dukes team. nate lubic and at least two others are on this years squad.



Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: August 18, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

Matt Norlander is unprofessional and should be fired.  What a bunch of crap this guy writes.  How does CBS actually employ someone so worthless?



Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

You can take the boy out of the hood......



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: August 18, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Georgetown now fighting teams in China

Those cats were fast as lightning!


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