Will Georgetown Hoyas Beat Oregon Ducks In Season Opener?
There will be a lot of ifs entering the 2013-14 college basketball season for both of these teams. Both will be losing a lot of talent.
Georgetown will be without Otto Porter Jr. since he decided to go pro and it will also be without Greg Whittingon, the man that probably would have replaced Porter Jr., thanks to an injury.
Oregon loses its fair share of players as well, but will try to make up for that with incoming talent. One of the most talented players joining this team is UNLV transfer Mike Moser. Moser is a double-double threat, but has to be much better than he was last season. Detroit transfer Jason Calliste could start right away. He averaged 14.4 points per game last season. However, Houston transfer Joseph Young is more than capable of starting. He managed to put up 18 points per game last season.
The Hoyas still have enough talent to compete for a Big East title. It helps that Markel Starks will be back. He is the returning leading scorer and managed to put up 12.8 points per game last season.
Oregon will enter the season as a ranked team for a reason. The Ducks are ranked as high as No. 18. Their team will look much different, but they have some great players joining and could challenge Arizona for a Pac-12 title. The Wildcats are ranked as high as No. 5.
This would be a pretty big victory for either team, but Georgetown is just losing too much and not gaining enough back. That does not mean that the Hoyas will not grow over the course of the season.
Oregon is the better team entering this game and that will show once the final buzzer goes off.