In a little bit of scheduling news this morning, according to ESPN's Andy Katz, the Hoyas will face the Oregon Ducks in The Armed Forces Classic on November 8 at an Army base, with the site being finalized.
The game, which is in its second-year of a five-year rotation, has a chance to be just as intriguing as last season's game between UConn and Michigan State at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, won by the upstart Huskies in Kevin Ollie's coaching debut.
The Ducks should be one of the more interesting teams out West with a real chance to be a consistent Top 25 team and a challenger to Arizona and UCLA in the quest to win the Pac-12 regular-season title.
Oregon picked up UNLV transfer Mike Moser, who will be featured inside with the departures of seniors E.J. Singler, Tony Woods and Arsalan Kazemi. The Ducks' guards are some of the best in the West in Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Johnathan Loyd.
Oregon, which finished 28-9 overall, 12-6 in the Pac-12, were under-seeded at No. 12 and knocked off Oklahoma State, and then Saint Louis before losing to Louisville in the Sweet 16 in Indianapolis.
Woo-hoo! As we all fondly recall, our Hoyas faced the Florida Gators on a boat to open last season, only to have that game called at the half due to condensation on the court. The good news with this game, of course, is that it will be indoors. In addition to this game, Georgetown's non-conference schedule is once again impressive, as the Hoyas will play in the 2013 Puerto Rico Tipoff featuring VCU and Michigan, and has a December 21 date at Andrew Wiggins and the Kansas Jayhawks.
The Hoyas and Ducks faced off in December 2005, a game the Hoyas won at Oregon 71-57 behind 25 points from Ashanti Cook and strong contributions from sophomores Jeff Green, Roy Hibbert and Jon Wallace. In 2006, the Ducks returned the favor with a 57-50 win at Verizon behind 15 points from the pesky Aaron Brooks.
Glory Days, they'll pass you by...