Oregon vs. Georgetown: Date, TV Info, Live Stream and Preview

Alex KayCorrespondent INovember 8, 2013

March 23, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Oregon Ducks guard Damyean Dotson (21) reacts after making a three point basket against the Saint Louis Billikens during the second half of the third round of the NCAA basketball tournament at HP Pavilion. The Ducks defeated the Billikens 74-57. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
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The No. 19 Oregon Ducks and unranked Georgetown Hoyas are set to open the season in South Korea during the annual ESPN Armed Forces Classic.

This event is meant to honor the men and women who are currently and have served in the United States military.

It will be commemorated on the jerseys that each school will be donning, as per ESPN’s Darren Rovell.

While the spectacle surrounding the contest itself is awesome, the game itself should be equally as exciting. Let’s take a look at where you can catch the action, make a prediction for the outcome and more.

 

When: Friday, Nov. 8

Tip-off Time: 8 p.m. ET

Where: Camp Humphreys, South Korea

Watch: ESPN

Live Stream: WatchESPN

Betting Line: Georgetown -5 (via VegasInsider)

 

Oregon Injuries

Out: Dominic Artis, G (Suspension)

 

Georgetown Injuries

No major injuries to report.

 

Top Storyline: Season opener

This contest represents the initial contest of the 2013-14 campaign for both the Hoyas and Ducks. Both will be fighting tooth and nail to come away with a victory and set the tone for the rest of the season.

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 11:  Mike Moser #43 of the UNLV Rebels reacts during a game against the San Diego State Aztecs at the Thomas & Mack Center February 11, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV won 65-63.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The Ducks feature a handful of new talent after losing four of their top five scorers in the offseason. Damyean Dotson will be counted on to lead this young group, as he averaged 11.4 points and 3.5 rebounds from his guard position last season.

Mike Moser will also be making his debut in the Oregon frontcourt, as the 6’8” forward transferred to Eugene after stops with UCLA and UNLV. His best season came in 2011-12, when he averaged 14.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 block for the Rebels.

Moser will have his hands full against Joshua Smith, another UCLA transfer who is suiting up for the Hoyas this season. The 6’10” Smith averaged 9.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 17.2 minutes as a sophomore with the Bruins. 

He’s expected to be a big part of this Hoyas squad, along with budding star Markel Starks. The senior guard is coming off a solid 2012-13 campaign in which he averaged 12.8 points, 3.0 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game.

Feb 27, 2013; Storrs, CT, USA; Georgetown Hoyas guard Markel Starks (5) talks with head coach John Thompson III as they take on the Connecticut Huskies during the second half at Gampel Pavilion. Georgetown defeated the Huskies in double overtime 79-78. Ma
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With Otto Porter gone, Starks projects to be the focal point of this offense and will have to carry the team against Oregon and throughout the year.

 

Prediction

This will be a close game with some rough spots, as both teams feature a handful of new faces.

Expect the nervous jitters and unfamiliarity to fade towards the end of the second half, as both sides lock in to try and win this game.

However, Georgetown simply has more experience and size—two difference makers in a tight contest like this.

Don’t be surprised if the Hoyas walk away with a narrow victory over the Ducks in South Korea.

Predicted Final Score: Georgetown 68 – Oregon 64