The Georgetown Hoyas and Oregon Ducks started the season three years ago as opponents out in South Korea. While they won’t be kicking the season off in 2016, it was announced on Tuesday that the two teams from opposite coasts will encounter one another in the opening round of the 2016 Maui Invitational.
As the Instagram post from Georgetown Athletics would indicate, the Ducks and Hoyas will face off on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. ET out in Maui. The Hoyas have a slew of returnees and will look to right the ship after a disappointing 2015-16 season. The same can be said about the Ducks with regards to having an assortment of returning players.
However, that’s where the similarities end. Dana Altman’s club was one of the best in the nation, earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and made it all the way to the Elite Eight before eventually falling to the Oklahoma Sooners. Dillon Brooks and Chris Boucher among others will be leading the charge for the presumptive Pac-12 favorite and will provide a great early test for Georgetown.
In their series history, Georgetown and Oregon have met just three times, all since the year 2005. The Hoyas won the first matchup in 2005 71-57 but then fell to Oregon in the ensuing matchups. Oregon took down Georgetown 57-50 in 2006 and then won 82-75 back in November 2013.