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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. 
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Jefgg
Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 9:19 am
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Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 9:17 am
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Why are we even playing in China? We shouldn't put our kids in this kind of danger. They lack the freedoms that we Americans have... and plus it's a hostile environment with no security.... I wouldn't ask any kid to play in this type of environment!

Is this something America feels it must do since China bailed America out? The economy shouldn't have anything to do with safety! GET OUT OF CHINA! It's dangerous!



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 9:14 am
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Why are they playing two more games?
I would leave now. That would be the kind of diplomatic gesture that
systemic cheating deserves. I dislike Gtown, being an Orange fan, but
they are not a dirty team and dont deserve to be pushed around by adult men.
Those are our boys we are sending. Maybe we should send my beer leauge pick up team.
I guarantee you that there would be some busy dentists the next morning.




Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 8:34 am
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Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 8:17 am
 

How do you like your RICE now!

Just plain ugly...a wonderfull global experience...NOT!!!




Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 7:29 am
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Not only did the Georgetown Hoyas embarrassed themselves and the USA with their sad play and action but they should have never gone to Beijing, China in the first place because they are not good at all to be there.
What does that say about the Chinese professional team. The game is tied even though the officials were obviously doing their best to help the Chinese team - 57 free throws to 15 free throws.

The player that used the chair as a weapon should be banned.



Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 7:15 am
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

The conduct of the Chinese team and fans was a disgrace, and if I were Georgetown I'd can the final two games on the tour. It looked from that video clip that the first G'town player under assault was just trying to escape the fracas, and you can see in the one photo the one player defending himself from being kicked by a fan. 



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Posted on: August 19, 2011 7:02 am
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Since: Jul 3, 2010
Posted on: August 19, 2011 5:35 am
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Thos chinese fans showed the true mentality that they have throwin things at the playas.  That was disgraceful and the entire chinese nation should feel bad over that ugly display.  Throwing crap from afar...WTH?  It shows that the chinese really are not so "prim and peoper".  The chinese player flings the first attack....just zooms on in there with a CHEAP SHOT.  I will surely treat the chinese with utter contempt from now on.



Since: Jun 12, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 5:27 am
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Obviously you all did not witness the game...it was physical from the start...full of hard fouls and exchanges of the mouth. If you watch the video clip ou see only one side of the scuffle. Three minutes into the 2nd half the game had to be stopped by the refs.
The coach and staff from the Hoyas at that time should have stepped back and realized what they were engaged in. The reason the Hoyas were there was for a Goodwill sports diplomacy event not a real basketball game and should have played the game with this in mind...The game had no meaning as it was not in the scope of a tournament but rather an exhibition game...
Obviously there are two sides of the story, the one you saw on the video and the real game itself....
Whenever a team is representing the USA they need to do so with class...Not sure who chose Georgetown to go but they obviously failed in telling geogetown how to prepare for the event. Look back when Duke goes to China...have you ever heard of such fights...look at the Team USA basketball team...they go to China and they are worshiped as kings...send a team like Geogetown and look what happened...



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