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PacNet #49 – What Really Happened to the Hoyas in Beijing

The Georgetown University Hoyas men’s basketball team’s trip to China gained international attention as video of the unfortunate fight between the Hoyas and the Bayi Rockets went viral around the world. There have since been a plethora of stories written about the incident, many with factual errors and misinterpretations. I offer an account of the events as someone who traveled with the team throughout the trip to Beijing and Shanghai, including the fateful game with the Bayi Rockets.