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