Georgetown wins latest game in China
Georgetown University's men's basketball team's latest game in China ended without incident Sunday as the team looked to move past Thursday's brawl with a team made up of members of the Chinese Army.
The Georgetown Hoyas defeated the Chinese professional team Liaoning Dinosaurs 91-69 Sunday in its first game since a Thursday contest in Beijing against the Bayi Rockets that ended in a full-out brawl.
The fight created international news as it coincided with a major diplomatic visit to China by US Vice President Joe Biden.
Georgetown senior guard Jason Clark led the Hoyas with 17 points against the Dinosaurs Sunday in a gym packed with nearly 1,000 fans, including NBA stars Amar'e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler and Kyrie Irving.
"That was exactly what we anticipated," Georgetown head coach John Thompson III said according to Georgetown athletics' official website. "If you looked at the events that happened the other day, that's not the norm. The reception that our team got today and the atmosphere here today was much more consistent with what we anticipated and what we experienced in every game and event since we've been here. So that was not surprising."
The Hoyas are in China as part of a 10-day goodwill trip.
Thompson and two of his players had a cordial meeting Friday with the Rockets' head coach and two of his players in an attempt to make amends after the fight. Georgetown also hosted a clinic for Chinese youths Saturday to smooth over relations with the world's most populous country.