It’s hard to say just how big this melee was between the Georgetown Hoyas and Bayi Rockets in China a few hours ago as video has yet to surface. Photos after the jump thanks to Busted Coverage via the Washington Post. However it was a big enough fight that John Thompson III had to pull his Hoyas off the floor and cancel the game in the 4th quarter. Thompson just released this statement only minutes ago on the Hoyas website:
“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.”
Here are some images from the fight, and stay tuned for any updates or video footage.
**UPDATE** – Thanks to Basket-US Infos we have the video of the fight now as well: