UPDATE: Here is Gene Wang’s story from on the ground in China. One excerpt:
What began as a goodwill trip to China for the Georgetown men’s basketball team turned violent Thursday night, when its exhibition game against the Bayi Rockets deteriorated into a melee during which players exchanged blows, chairs were thrown and spectators tossed full water bottles as Hoyas players and coaches headed to the locker room at Olympic Sports Center Stadium.
Georgetown Coach John Thompson III pulled his players off the court with 9 minutes 32 seconds left in the game and the scored tied at 64 after a chaotic scene in which members of both teams began throwing punches and tackling one another.
You can also read an admittedly partisan account on the Georgetown message board.
Or, you could look at these photos on Sina.com, which show at least one blow being struck.
Or you could look at these photos on Deadspin, which show at least one blow being struck.
They appear to confirm that this was pretty wild stuff.