Georgetown Hoyas' Season Opener Against Oregon Ducks A Challenge

By Trevor Lowry
Georgetown Hoyas
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The Georgetown Hoyas will have a tough game right off of the bat, opening up the 2013-14 college basketball season against the Oregon Ducks on Nov. 8 in South Korea. With that in mind, the Hoyas will have a tough challenge right away.

Georgetown has the tough task of trying to replace its best player in Otto Porter Jr. Porter Jr. averaged 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game last season. He was easily the best player on the team and Georgetown takes a huge hit by losing him.

It does not help that Greg Whittington went down with an ACL injury.

On that note, players like Markel Starks will be back. Starks is the highest returning scorer, averaging 12.8 points per game last season.

Oregon is losing a bunch of talent, but it will also be gaining some. UNLV transfer Mike Moser is set to join the team and if he can be a double-double threat once again, Oregon could challenge for a Pac-12 title.

Whether the case, this will be a tough game for both teams and will be a great resume builder to whoever pulls off the victory.

Georgetown was a top 10 team last season and earned a No. 2 seed in the Big Dance. It also won a share of the Big East regular season title. The Hoyas will have the talent to compete for another conference title, but players will have to step, which is the case for any team when they lose players.

This should be a great game regardless to help tip-off the college hoops season.

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