The No. 19 Oregon Ducks opened their season with a 82-75 victory over Georgetown in the Armed Forces Classic at the Humphreys Community Fitness Center in South Korea. Joseph Young dropped 24 for Oregon, who ran the floor well and proved to be a more active team around the basket. The Ducks dominated the boards early, zipping around for loose balls and keeping possessions alive
The Hoyas looked slow early, but picked it up behind the massive Joshua Smith. Georgetown rallied behind their big man, who had 25 points and three offensive rebounds in 27 minutes of play.
But the speedy backcourt of Oregon was too much, using a three-guard lineup to run circles around the Hoyas. Jason Calliste had 16 points as he and Young combined to make all 23 of their free-throw attempts on the night.
Both teams return to American soil for games this Wednesday, with Oregon hosting Western Carolina and Georgetown playing Wright State. Oregon will continue to play without Dominic Artis and Ben Carter, who were suspended indefinitely earlier in the week.