The Georgetown men’s basketball team met with members of the Bayi Rockets Friday morning in a reportedly friendly exchange following a heated brawl that broke out mid-fourth quarter of the teams’ exhibition game in Beijing Thursday evening.

Head Coach John Thompson III, senior guard Jason Clark and junior forward Hollis Thompson spoke with Bayi Head Coach Adejiang and Rockets players Chen Yu and Lehei De in the airport as theHoyas headed to Shanghai early Friday morning. According to a Georgetown press release, the team members chatted about future exchanges and the possibility of youth players attending the Hoyas’2012 summer camp.

After exchanging autographed balls with the Rockets, the Hoyas continued their scheduled travels to Shanghai, where they will compete in the Nike Sports Festival.

“The sun has come out again, as it were,” Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “By this morning, the two teams have returned to good terms.”

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia also made remarks at a welcome reception for the team in Shanghai Friday morning.

“We regret that last night’s game ended as it did. I am proud of the manner in which we sought reconciliation through the sportsmanship demonstrated this morning,” he said.

Contrary to reports from various news outlets, the Hoyas and Rockets are not scheduled for a rematch this Sunday, Georgetown Sports Information Director Mex Carey confirmed. The Hoyas will instead play the Liaoning Dinosaurs on Sunday. Carey said the scheduling change was made prior to Thursday’s game against Bayi, but he is unsure when the online schedule was updated to reflect the change.

Carey also confirmed previous reports that no Hoya players or staff members sustained injuries as a result of the fracas.

On a trip heralded as a goodwill showing between a university looking to form more ties with a country that loves its basketball, the heated brawl that broke out Thursday put a different spin on what the State Department previously deemed an example of sports diplomacy.

The melee coincided with the second day of Vice President Joe Biden’s first diplomatic trip to China and came on the heels of Biden’s locker room visit at the Hoyas’ game on Wednesday.

Chinese officials were quick to cover up the incident via censorship of several major newspapers and online sites, according to the New York Times. Posts decrying the scuffle on the Chinese equivalent of Twitter and various blogs were also removed.

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