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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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Since: Jun 29, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:02 pm

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

57 freethrow attempts for china and they only have 64 points?

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:02 pm

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Yeah and it's 100% junk! Typical worthless chinese garbage.

Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:01 pm

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

57 free throws to 15 reeks of referee tampering. China has a well documented problem with mafia influence on sporting events.

Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 5:57 pm

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

We stacked gooks like these five feet high in Korea...

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 5:47 pm

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

That's what happens when the REFS let the game get out of hand. When players feel cheated by the rules they respond by playing harder physically. Home cookin'. All those free throws and it was still tied in the middle of the fourth? The "professional" Chinese team needed that much help to beat an American college team? I bet that it was physical game. No love lost between China and the U.S. we all know this. So my question is who thought this was a good idea to send an American college basketball team over to a country for a game that they knew would be a battle and expected it to end in a handshake and a hug? The anti-american sentiment is disgusting and with it so obviously existing in mass amounts the decision to take part in this trip makes even less sense. This isn't the roman colosseum. Where were the REFS when this brawl was taking place? Where was the "security"? Where were the respectful fans that could have stept in but chose to watch the collision course? Nowhere to be found. I don't condone the actions of either program and both should face sactions of some kind. When you go to another country you are stewards for the rest of us. This doesn't mean letting another country walk all over you but have more respect for the country that you're in while you're in it. If someone punched me you better believe that I'd be looking to give it right back so I can't say that the reaction by the Chinese player was without cause. Provoked? It's more than about the punch, this I know. The behavior that I cannot respect is when the two/three/four brawling could've been separated and ejected by cooler heads and those respecting the game. The game could've continued but other players, FANS/COACHES!,  decided that that swing garnered the response not by one but by many. Then the "fans", fanatics, that were throwing bottles, hurling racial slurs and epithets is an example of what this country really thinks about the U.S. People need to start giving careful consideration to the world and what needs to occur in order for us to co-exist because this isn't the world I choose to live in nor will I adhere to a side that only wishes to see the oppostiions demise. Apologies if I upset anyone and good day.

Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 5:40 pm

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

@ jdsun1, First off, I'm an American through and through.  However, using a racial slur is not how we solve problems, my friend.  And guess what?  90% of the stuff you use here in the good 'ol USA is made in China...

Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 5:32 pm

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Don't worry HOYA nation - this is just the begining of many more ASS whoopings to come this season.

Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 5:08 pm

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

Stop buying Chinese made garbage now! This is just the first fight of many. Wake up America the Chinks have had a small taste of success and now will stop at nothing to get it all.

Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 4:58 pm

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

If refs could ever throw a first punch, this might be how to do it. 57-15 free throws in favor of the home team doesn't leave a lot of room for guessing. It was definitely elevated by the shove from the Hoya, then the chairs, but we need the refs to actually do their job. This shouldn't happen and no matter who started the actual fight, the blame has to start with the refs.

Not to mention they need to get some security in there. Half of the reason it was so bad was the chinese team was backed up by the entire crowd, some of which who joined in the actual brawl. This SHOULD NOT happen in a professional stadium.What an ugly incident for both parties. Good thing no one, but that one guy, was hurt. There were some real opportunity for some bad injuries. 

Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 4:56 pm

Hoyas spokesman talks about fight in Beijing

57 free throws and only 64 points... I guess they needed all the help they could get from the refs.  Even if they shoot free throws like Shaq, that's not very many field goals.

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