Basketball Outreach

Tsinghua University’s men’s basketball team was the first team from China to participate in sport at Washington University in St. Louis. (Whitney Curtis)

The men’s basketball team from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, ­visited ­Washington University in early December 2010. ­Participating in the 27th annual Lopata Classic basketball tournament, Tsinghua U. played the Bears and then Franklin & Marshall College, losing close games 80–70 and 93–78, respectively.

Lucy Lopata (right), a longtime university supporter, greeted participating team members at the close of the classic. (Whitney Curtis)
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