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Temple to face Duke at Cameron Indoor

Temple announced its non-conference schedule on Thursday. Among the highlights is a trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on Duke.

Temple to face Duke at Cameron Indoor

Temple's men's basketball team announced its non-conference schedule today. Among the highlights is a trip to Durham, N.C. on Feb. 23 to take on the defending national champion Duke Blue Devils.

Other big road games include a trip to the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., to face Maryland; and three games in the Old Spice Classic at Disney World over Thanksgiving Weekend. The Old Spice Classic bracket hasn't been set yet, but the other teams are Boston College, California, Manhattan, Notre Dame, Texas A&M and Wisconsin.

There are two marquee home games: the season opener against Seton Hall on November 12 and a showdown with Big East power Georgetown on Dec. 9. Big 5 games include Villanova at the Pavilion on Dec. 29 and Penn at the Liacouras Center on Jan. 19.

"Our non-conference schedule was ranked No. 1 for the greater part of last season and this year’s is clearly more challenging," Temple head coach Fran Dunphy said in a release.

The Owls' complete non-conference schedule is listed below:

Nov. 12     SETON HALL                   LIACOURAS CENTER          
 
Nov. 14     TOLEDO                           LIACOURAS CENTER           
 
Nov. 25     Old Spice Classic               Orlando, FL                             
 
Nov. 26     Old Spice Classic               Orlando, FL
 
Nov. 28     Old Spice Classic               Orlando, FL
 
Dec.  1       at Central Michigan            Mount Pleasant, MI
 
Dec. 5        Maryland                           Washington, DC                       
 
Dec. 9        GEORGETOWN                LIACOURAS CENTER          
 
Dec. 12      AKRON                             LIACOURAS CENTER           
 
Dec. 18      NORTHERN ILLINOIS     LIACOURAS CENTER
 
Dec. 22      at Ohio                               Athens, OH                               
 
Dec. 29      at Villanova                       Villanova, PA                           
 
Jan. 19       PENN                                LIACOURAS CENTER             
 
Feb. 23      at Duke                              Durham, NC                           

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