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Georgetown and Oregon to Play in South Korea

by Mark Gunnels | Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2013
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Georgetown and Oregon are set to meet in South Korea.

The 2nd annual Armed Forces Classic has officially announced its participates. Georgetown and Oregon will be playing in front of the troops at a United States military facility in Asia, according to ESPN. This marks the second time in college basketball history a regular-season game will be played in Asia. The first came 31 years ago, when Virginia and Houston faced off in Tokyo.

The game will be based at Camp Humphreys, an Army base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

“Camp Humphreys is extremely proud to host this year’s Armed Forces Classic,” commander Col. Darin S. Conkright said in a statement. “I can’t think of a better way to provide the Soldiers and Families stationed here on Freedom’s Frontier a taste of home than through a sporting event of this magnitude.”

Last year the event was for the Air Force, this year it’s for the Army. The five-year plan is to ensure the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard all get their opportunity to witness live college basketball action.

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