Georgetown Gets Shanghai’d in China

Posted by rtmsf on August 18th, 2011

Update:  with video!  WOW.

Crazy story from Beijing surfacing today involving the Georgetown basketball team while on an 11-day exhibition tour of China.  According to published reports, the Hoyas were playing a local team called the Bayi Rockets in a physically intense game that witnessed a total of 39 first half fouls.  Georgetown had been whistled for a ridiculous 28 of those, many of which had players from both sides jawing with each other and officials hustling to maintain control of the game.  At the 9:32 mark of the fourth quarter, forward Hu Ke committed a hard foul on Hoya senior Jason Clark.  The two started shoving each other, leading to total chaos on the floor.  From the Washington Post:

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What began as a goodwill trip to China for the Georgetown men’s basketball team turned violent Thursday night, when its exhibition game against the Bayi Rockets deteriorated into a melee during which players exchanged blows, chairs were thrown and spectators tossed full water bottles as Hoyas players and coaches headed to the locker room at Olympic Sports Center Stadium.

More photos here, courtesy of the DC Sports Bog.  This thing looks intense, and there are reports that those plastic chairs sitting on the left side of the above photo were tossed around.

This report from the HoyaSaxa message board from someone who was there describes the volatile scene.

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