Georgetown Back on Court; This Time It's Civil

Georgetown Back on Court; This Time It's Civil

Playing for the first time since its exhibition game in Beijing against a Chinese military team ended in a benches-clearing melee that generated international attention, the Georgetown men’s basketball team received a considerably more hospitable reception here on Sunday afternoon during the second leg of its goodwill tour of China.

The Hoyas participated in the first of two games over five days in the country’s most populous city, where an overflow crowd packed the outdoor court at the Nike sports festival next to Shanghai Stadium and greeted Coach John Thompson III and his players with rousing applause.

“It’s a relief,” Thompson said. “It would be misleading to say if the last few days haven’t been trying and stressful.”

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