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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 18, 2011 6:58 pm
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Since: Jul 31, 2011
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

The real shamehere should go to the Nation of China!For their basketball federation to invite a US college team to their country and then disgrace their  country by trying  to throw a game in their favor. 57 free throws to 15 and still a tie game? American officials should pull those Georgetown kids out of there and not play another game in that God forsaken country! For proffessional atletes to attack college student in the manner that occured is close to criminal. And wheres the communist police? On the sidelines!! Hail to America!




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

nehsnairb-- well said



Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:33 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

As a chinese-american, I'm embarassed by that.  Stomping a guy when he's down is not only bushleague but extremely dangerous.  They only did what they did because they knew they could get away with it being on home soil.  That would've never happened if they were in America.  The chinese fans were douchebags as well. 



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

wrong.  watch the video again,slowly. 



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Patriotcracker -- you are a truly ignorant person. 



Since: Dec 9, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:28 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Why are we sending these gangs in uniform overseas, is it to promote the game, the Ncaa, or goodwill....  How are these trips paid for?????Are there any girl teams over there????What a joke.....Such great hardluck kids.....NOT.....



Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Its pretty obvious the first swing was by the georgetown player being double teamed in the backcourt



Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Its pretty obvious the first swing was by the georgetown player being double teamed in the backcourt



Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:10 pm
 

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

I don't even like Georgetown but have to commend them on their actions.   First off, there were two Chinese attacking a Hoya who was trying to run away and not fight.   He fell down and was instantly jumped by a bunch of Chinese, two of which were stomping the hell out of him.   The other Hoyas had to come off the bench and if they didn't, their teammate would have been stomped into a coma.  

Once things settled down, the Hoyas got the heck out of there.   They were definitely the bigger and better men of the two groups when it came to the despicable actions that occured.   Chinese fans jumped into the fight and one picture shows either a fan or a coach helping a Chinese player in stomping the one Hoya who tried to avoid the fight in the first place but was knocked to the ground.

Add to it all the debris being thrown at the Hoyas as they were trying to exit the arena and it was a total disgusting show of sportsmanship from the Chinese hosts all the way around.   There must have been two dozen or more players on that Chinese bench as well.

I really don't like the Hoyas one bit as a program but they definitely earned my respect in the way they handled themselves during and after this assault upon their team.   The Chinese completely disgraced themselves in this situation and should be embarrassed and ashamed of it.


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