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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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Hard4Iowa
Since: Aug 7, 2011
Posted on: August 18, 2011 9:59 pm
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Hard4Iowa
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Since: Dec 30, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:59 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

During a basketball game in China a Latin American soccer match broke out.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:45 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Hawkman, I tried to find info on FIBA.com by looking at all the Chinese teams there.  FIBA had nothing to say about the incident, but FIBA Asia lists the roster of all the Chinese teams.  The roster for Bayi Rockets has little information, but the younger players on the team are listed as "cadets."  That's the closest I could come to verification from a source other than the Facebook page/wiki.  I don't know if "cadets" means that Bayi Rockets are a combination of what would be our West Point/Annapolis military schools and other pro basketball players.  It seems kind of curious to me so I know I'll keep looking for more background on the Bayi Rockets, but it seems unusual that none of the other teams have had a problem with Duke, U of Hawaii, or G'town until this team today.  Generally, the people of China treat U.S. basketball players with great respect.  The 57-15 foul disparity is more than curious.  China is also  hosting the World Collegiate Basketball games at this time (started 8/18 I think) so why this abberation in behavior from one team and one group of fans is quite curious and unfortunate to me.  I hope we do not see a repeat of this behavior anywhere.  I don't pass judgment on all the Chinese teams or fans because this behavior is an exception to their conduct as well.  There is more to this story and I'm sure it will come out.



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

I would offer three comments: 1. Bring the Hoyas home and never send another sports team there. 2. If I owe you three trillion dollars who should be worried - you or me? 3. The US should implement a TTT (technology theft tax) of 5% on all imports from China plus a 5% annual tax on the $3 trillion in addition to any ordinary income tax. The funds could be used to support the defense budget and to decrease the national debt.



Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:27 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

I'm not a G'town fan .... in fact I'm a 'Cuse fan and am naturally very critical of the Hoya's ... that being said the Chinese team showed themselves to be a bunch of no class hoodlums ... and if I were John Thompson, I would take my team home and tell China that the goodwill tour is over ... or if they want, lets close the doors and we'll show you some good, old fashioned Big East physical basketball ... and watch these chicken @#$% chineese ballplayers cry for thier mothers ... they won't know what hit them!



Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:23 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

I bet you could really fight 2 7 foot guys at once idiot. He went after the 1st guy and then the other guy blind sided him. Funny how people talk smack when you wouldn't have had the balls to do anything in the first place.


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Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:20 pm
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Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:17 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Wow those orientals came out of the woodwork quick going 2,3, or 4 on 1 against our Hoyas. Reminds me of the Korean War where waves of Heroin dazed, psychotic, suicidal North Korean zombies poured over the South Korean border. Guess we shouldn't stand up to them since after bush and obama, these chinamen own our country.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:16 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

It seems the facebook thing is probably simply made up, since some clown created it today and deliberately changed what the wiki page says, while claiming to originate there.



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