The Oregon Ducks will be losing some talent in the upcoming season and they will also be gaining some talent. Who knows if it will equal out for them, but let’s take a look at some of their tougher non-conference schedule games.
The Hoyas will be Oregon’s toughest opponent before conference play begins and will be a tough test to say the least. Georgetown will no longer have Otto Porter Jr. and Greg Whittington went down with an injury, but this is a team that usually competes in college hoops on a yearly basis.
Ole Miss will be good as long as Marshall Henderson is on the court. Henderson is one of the best scorers in the nation, but also has a history of trouble making.
Illinois and BYU both should not be overlooked and both could beat Oregon. That is especially true if Mike Moser does not return to his old self when he averaged a double-double.
These four games alone should prepare Oregon for the Pac-12 Conference. Arizona will be the favorites to win it, but that does not mean that the Ducks do not have a chance or that they will not make the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
If Oregon can win some of their tougher non-conference schedule games, it will be well on its way to making the dance once again. If it does in fact do that it will be interesting to see if it can make the Sweet 16 once again.