The Georgetown Hoyas were one of the best teams in college basketball during the regular season last year. However, they will be losing some talent for the 2013-14 college hoops season. With that said, how can they make some noise in the upcoming season?
The Hoyas can start off by beating the Oregon Ducks in their season opener. Oregon will be losing some key players as well, but it will still have the talent to make the NCAA tournament. Winning that game would provide an instant resume builder and would give Georgetown some momentum right off of the bat.
Georgetown will play the Michigan State Spartans and the Kansas Jayhawks in the 2013-14 season. Both teams will have top five talent, so beating either one would likely have the Hoyas ranked and would show that they are the real deal.
With that in mind, the team loses its best player in Otto Porter Jr. and both Kansas and Michigan State will have more talent.
Winning the stacked Puerto Rico Tip-Off would also be great and winning the Big East is always a great achievement.
Georgetown will play its fair share of tough opponents, which means it will have plenty of opportunities to win some big games. At the same time, this team will likely take a step back in the upcoming season and it could lose a couple of games before Big East play even begins.
If Otto Porter Jr. would have returned and if Greg Whittington didn’t get injured this would be a top 10 team. Unfortunately, that is not the case, but the Hoyas will still have enough talent to compete and they could make some noise in the 2013-14 season.