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Georgetown to meet Oregon at military installation

- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 6, 2013

Georgetown will open its 2013-14 season Nov. 8 against Oregon at a military installation to be determined as part of ESPN's Veteran's Week. 

The network said Thursday the site of the game will be announced in the coming weeks. Georgetown attempted to play on the USS Bataan off Jacksonville, Fla., last season, but the game against Florida was called at halftime because of moisture on the court.

"We're excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Armed Forces Classic and for the opportunity to play Oregon," Georgetown coach John Thompson III said in a press release. "I think it's important as we prepare for league play to compete against top-flight opponents. At the same time, it's an honor for Georgetown to be involved in the Veteran's Week festivities and to recognize the contributions of the United States military."

The Ducks went 28-9 last season, winning the Pac-12 championship and reaching the Sweet 16 after upsets of Oklahoma State and Saint Louis. Eventual national champion Louisville knocked Oregon out in the Sweet 16.

A No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, the Hoyas were stunned in the opener by Florida Gulf Coast, starting the Eagles' Cinderella run to the Sweet 16.

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