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Oregon Releases 2013-14 Mens' Basketball Schedule

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Oregon released its 2013-14 mens' basketball schedule today, and it contained no surprises that hadn't already been leaked. The big game is the season opener against Georgetown in South Korea.

Other meaningful non-conference action includes a tile at the Moda Center in Portland against Illinois (Dec. 8), a trip to Oxford to take on Ole Miss, and a game against BYU at Matthew Knight Arena. Other non-conference home games include Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Utah Valley, San Francisco, Morgan State, and a four team tournament feature Oregon, Pacific, North Dakota, and Cal Poly.

The conference schedule changes slightly as well. With this year marking a change in the two-year rotation, Oregon will again play true home and homes with the Los Angeles and Arizona schools, while meeting the Bay Area and Mountain schools only once each--opening the conference season with trips to Colorado and Utah followed by Cal and Stanford at Matthew Knight Arena.

My thoughts? Oregon has a few top-end non-conference games in Georgetown and Illinois, but it's been a few years since we've seen the Ducks play in a marquee preseason tournament. Also interesting is the lack of in-state non-conference teams--it's been a long time since we've seen a complete lack of Portland and Portland State on the schedule.