…please don’t go beating up on my Hoyas at a pre-season goodwill exhibition game. The VCU Rams beat us up bad enough in March. We’re still trying to get over that.
All joking about Big-East thuggery aside, the Hoyas did not play the bad guys in this international incident. Apparently, Big-East games run like croquet matches compared to the way the Bayi Rockets roll (i.e., numerous fines for on-court fighting from the Asian basketball federation).
This was not China’s finest hour. They played host to the game; the Hoyas arrived as guests. Bad things can happen anywhere. But I don’t think it would have happened this way if the Bayi Rockets were visiting the Verizon Center.
Thank God, it does not appear that anyone was seriously hurt.
JT III deserves the cool-head-of-the-year award for calmly getting the Hoyas off the court and out of the building.