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Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Posted on: August 18, 2011 4:25 pm
Edited on: August 18, 2011 4:58 pm
By Jeff Goodman

I just got off the phone with Georgetown spokesman Mex Carey - who was still awake at 4 a.m. local time. 

By now, you have, in all likelihood, heard about the Hoyas bench-clearing brawl in Beijing, China, on Thursday. You may have even seen the video of the fracas with the Bayi Rockets, a Chinese professional team. 

"It was a physical game," Carey said. "There's no question about it." 

And apparently, the Hoyas weren't getting a kind whistle as the Bayi Rockets went to the charity stripe 57 times to Georgetown's 15 free throws. The game was tied at 64 when the game was halted midway through the fourth quarter following the incidents.

"It wasn't that JT III (John Thompson III) pulled them off the floor," Carey said. "At that point, the game was done." 

Carey said that the players on both sides weren't injured following the altercation, but one Georgetown fan and alum was knocked unconscious after being hit with a water bottle in the throat area. 

Georgetown is slated to leave in the morning for Shanghai. The Hoyas have two more games left on their current trip - the next one on Monday - before they will head back home on Wednesday. 

The sad part, Carey said, is that this incident will certainly mar what had been a terrific trip for the Hoyas. 

"It's been a great experience," Carey said. ``It's a beautiful city."

Carey said the scariest part was actually when the players were separated and the fans in the arena were throwing objects at the team when they were walking off the court. 
Category: NCAAB

Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: August 20, 2011 1:01 pm

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Every time these boys go on the court this year they will hear about the fight... These boys want to bring it.. well they should have stuck to playing basketball...

Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 5:43 pm

Investigate the Refs

When hometown refs give a team over four times the free throws to the home team, only one of two possibilities exist; either Georgetown is a dirty playing team which deserved to get run off  the court, or the Chinese officials were corrupt and were a primary cause for the brawl.  I have just watched the video and it appeared to me that both teams matched up well physically.  So I really do not understand the discrepency in free throws.  

Arthur Tafero 

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 11:58 am

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

What a sorry example, Georgetown should be making a public apology for their actions.  Their player threw the first punch and initiated the brawl.  Am glad to see the Chinese team stood their ground and ran them off the court. 
Yeah - they should apologize for the Chinese players kicking the Georgetown player who was on the ground. They should apologize for the Chinese player swinging a chair at a Georgetown player. They should apologize for the referees trying to fix the game. They should apologize for the fans throwing stuff.

Inner city kid or not, a lot of basketball players would have taken a swing after that foul. That does not make it right, but his actions do not justify what the Chinese players and fans did after that. Would say that the Chinese players came off looking much more like thugs than Georgetown's players.

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 11:20 am

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Your comment hinges on insanity and definitely reflects an ignorant person.  Your racial discrimination views are the kind that starts wars.  Maybe you should attend some kind of anger management course where they could try to explain and discover from where your anger emanates.  Sports is a competitive arena which leads to confrontation and sometimes fighting.  However, to use one isolated incident to incriminate a whole nation and people is simply illogical and unacceptable.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 11:11 am

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Yeah, treat them with utter contempt because a few hundred people represent the 1.5 billion of them right?  Brawls happen anywhere, seriously grow up.  Or did we all forget what happened at the Detroit/Pacers game?

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: August 19, 2011 10:53 am

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Your anti-Georgetown bias obviously clouds your judgement about this incident.  "Thugs from the inner city?"  Where are you getting your information?  This was an ugly, unfortunate incident and there is plenty of blame to go around.  

Since: Jul 31, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2011 10:36 am
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Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2011 10:19 am

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

I didn't think it was possible to cram every Chinese stereotype into one paragraph, but I stand corrected....

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 9:52 am

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

I usually dont read the blogs because they are so incredibly stupid, bad that was some funny stuff dude, ahahha

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 9:44 am

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

You're an idiot!

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