A nasty brawl broke out earlier today between Georgetown men's basketball team and the Bayi Rockets in Beijing, coinciding with Vice President Joe Biden's visit to China. (Geez Joe, can't take you anywhere).
In the fourth quarter, two players threw a couple of shoves after a call. It quickly erupted into a full-blown scuffle: guys on both teams threw out punches, tossed chairs, tackled one another. (What is this, football?) The crowd threw water bottles as the Hoyas team. (What is this, European football?) Not the kind of stuff you want to see at a goodwill game.
Refs never restarted the clock, and the score remained tied at 64 points.
Biden wasn't in attendance. The previous day, he watched the Georgetown beat the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons 98-81.
Georgetown coach John Thompson III said in a statement, "We sincerely regret that this situation occurred." A U.S. Embassy official referred to the chaos an unfortunate incident.
Georgetown and the Rockets are scheduled to play again Sunday in Shanghai.
Biden met with Xi Jinping, his Chinese counterpart who is widely expected to take over the Communist Party next year.