The Georgetown Hoyas are in China on a basketball tour, and in a game last night against Baiy, tempers flared, players threw punches, and Hoyas’ coach John Thompson pulled his players off the floor after a melee interrupted play. Gene Wang of the Washington Post was at the game and tweeted that chairs and water bottles were being thrown at the Hoyas and the coaching staff. We’ll update this post with video if any emerges.
[UPDATE: Here’s the latest, prior to the fisticuffs]:
Earlier in the game, Rocket forward Xu Zhonghao had approached Thompson while he was yelling instruction to his players and then began berating him. Thompson stared at Xu in disbelief before officials halted play for several minutes in the third quarter. Moments later, Bayi player Wang Lei was called for technical foul for arguing a call, and play had to be stopped again.