The Temple men’s basketball team will face Syracuse in next season's Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden.
The Dec. 22 game will not be a Big East Conference matchup, because the Owls will not become an all-sports member of the league until 2013. The football team, however, will join the Big East next season.
Temple finished this season with a 24-8 record and lost to South Florida in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Orange (34-3) lost to Ohio State in Saturday’s East Regional final.
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