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UCLA, Georgia Tech players questioned by police in China

November 7, 2017
Associated Press

HANGZHOU, China (AP) — Police were summoned to a hotel shared by the Georgia Tech and UCLA basketball teams to investigate an unknown matter, and three players for the Yellow Jackets were questioned and cleared.

A statement from Georgia Tech on Tuesday says its players weren't involved in the activities being investigated.

UCLA team spokesman Alex Timiraos says the school is aware of the situation and is gathering more information.

The teams were staying at the Hyatt Regency Hangzhou on Tuesday before leaving for Shanghai, where Georgia Tech and No. 21 UCLA are set to open the season in a game that will be played Friday night U.S. time.

Georgia Tech says its players who were questioned were to rejoin the team and resume their scheduled activities.

The teams are playing at Baoshan Arena in the annual Pac-12 China game, in which a conference school plays another American opponent as part of the league's global initiative. Earlier this week, both teams visited Chinese commerce giant Alibaba, which co-sponsors the game.

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