UPDATE 3:19 p.m.: SportsGrid.com obtained a two-minute video of the fracas and, yes, it’s as bad as described. Glad no one was hurt.
UPDATE, 12:10 p.m.: A university spokesman told The Times no members of Georgetown’s party were injured in the incident and the tour of China will proceed as scheduled.
We’ll have more on the story throughout the day. The original story is below.
A brawl prematurely ended the Georgetown basketball team’s game in Beijing today with the Bayi Rockets.
Here’s a statement from Hoyas coach John Thompson III:
“Tonight, two great teams played a very competitive game that unfortunately ended after heated exchanges with both teams. We sincerely regret that this situation occurred.
“We remain grateful for the opportunity our student-athletes are having to engage in a sport they love here in China, while strengthening their understanding of a nation we respect and admire at Georgetown University.”