The Oregon Ducks enter the 2014 season with some uncertainty. One thing that is certain is that the competition early on will be fierce and a lot of weight will be on the shoulders of Joseph Young to lead a young team. With the scandal that rocked the Oregon Basketball Program in the Spring, Young is one name among a handful of returners to the program, as well as recruits that decided to stay with Dana Altman and the Oregon Ducks. Now, their season is starting to come into focus.
The team will play in the Legends Classic to begin the year which consists of a handful of games at home including hosting Detroit at Matthew Knight Arena on November 17th and Toledo on November 21st before heading to the Barclays Center in New York for the latter rounds. The game with Michigan will be played at 4:00pm Pacific Time on November 24th(ESPN3) with another game the following night on the 25th, likely against the Villanova Wildcats.
The tournament is a win-win for the Oregon Ducks, but that is what they have to do. With national attention on the contenders, if the Ducks can pick up some victories in New York they would boost their chances of making the post season before Pac-12 play even started, however the cloud of uncertainty surrounds this team at the moment. With that said Head Coach Dana Altman is a guru when it comes to putting together a team that is competitive and the 2014 season should be no different. If the Oregon Ducks come out with some wins in the Legends Classic, they may be worth watching the rest of the season.