Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Temple announces men's basketball sked

PHILADELPHIA – A minimum of 16 television appearances, including 10 national broadcasts, highlight the 2010-11 Temple University men’s basketball schedule released today. The three-time defending Atlantic 10 Conference champions will play a minimum eight games on ESPN entities and 10 of their 16 league games will be televised. It marks the most regular season national telecasts since the 2001-02 season when Temple made 13 appearances.

The Owls’ games on ESPN entities start with their Old Spice Classic opening round game against California on Thanksgiving night (9:00 p.m.) which will be televised by ESPN2. Temple’s second game of the tournament (Nov. 26), against either Georgia or Notre Dame, will be on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. A 17th televised game may be added to the schedule as three of the four games on the final day of the Orlando tournament (Nov. 28) will be televised by either ESPN2 or ESPNU.

Temple’s remaining ESPN entity games include: Dec. 9 – Georgetown (ESPN/ESPN2); Dec. 29 – at Villanova (ESPN2); Jan. 22 – at Xavier (ESPN/ESPN2); Jan. 29 – at Saint Joseph’s (ESPNU); Feb. 5 – Rhode Island (ESPN/ESPN2); Feb. 12 – at Dayton (ESPNU); Feb. 23 – at Duke (ESPN2).

The Owls also have one other nationally-televised broadcast on their schedule, a Feb. 17 game against Richmond which will be televised by CBS College Sports. 

Five of Temple’s A-10 games will be CBS College Sports regional telecasts, starting with the Owls’ conference opener at Fordham on January 5. The remaining CBS CS regional games include: Jan. 15 – at Duquesne; Jan. 26 – Charlotte; Feb. 20 – Saint Joseph’s; Feb. 26 – at George Washington. Temple’s game against Maryland, part of the BB&T Classic, on Sunday, December 5th will be televised regionally on the Fox Sports Network.

Sixteen postseason teams, including defending NCAA champion Duke and NIT champion Dayton, are on Temple’s schedule.  Besides Duke, the schedule features 10 other teams that participated in the 2010 NCAA Tournament (California, Georgetown, Maryland, Notre Dame, Ohio, Richmond, Texas A&M, Villanova, Wisconsin and Xavier). Besides Dayton, Seton Hall and Rhode Island advanced to the 2010 NIT while the slate features two teams (Akron and Saint Louis) that competed in the 2010 CBI.

For the first time since the 2000-01 season Temple will open with consecutive home games at the Liacouras Center. The season opens with a home game against Seton Hall on Nov. 12. The Owls follow that with a home date against Toledo on November 14.
Temple, projected by many media outlets as a Top 25 team in 2010-11, returns three starters from last year’s squad that ended the season 29-6 and ranked 12th in the Associated Press final poll.

Day                  Date                        Opponent                                                   Site                                     Time          
Friday              November 12        SETON HALL                                            LIACOURAS CENTER    TBA
Sunday            November 14        TOLEDO                                                     LIACOURAS CENTER    3:00 p.m.
Thursday         November 25        *California (ESPN2)                                 Orlando, Fla.                     9:00 p.m.
Friday              November 26        *Old Spice Classic (ESPN2/ESPNU)    Orlando, Fla.                     TBA
Sunday            November 28        *Old Spice Classic (TBD)                        Orlando, Fla,                     TBA
Wednesday    December 1          at Central Michigan                                  Mt. Pleasant, Mich.          7:00 p.m.
Sunday            December 5          $Maryland (MASN/FSN)                          Washington, D.C,            8:00 p.m.
Thursday         December 9          GEORGETOWN (ESPN/ESPN2)           LIACOURAS CENTER    9:00 p.m.
Sunday            December 12        AKRON                                                       LIACOURAS CENTER    TBA
Saturday         December 18        NORTHERN ILLINOIS                              LIACOURAS CENTER    TBA
Wednesday    December 22        at Ohio                                                        Athens, Ohio                     7:00 p.m.
Wednesday    December 29        at Villanova (ESPN2)                               Villanova, Pa.                   7:00 p.m.
Wednesday    January 5               at Fordham (CBS CR)                              Bronx, N.Y.                        TBA
Sunday            January 9               SAINT LOUIS                                             LIACOURAS CENTER    TBA
Wednesday    January 12             ST. BONAVENTURE                                LIACOURAS CENTER    TBA
Saturday         January 15             at Duquesne (CBS CR)                           Pittsburgh, Pa.                  TBA
Wednesday    January 19             PENN                                                          LIACOURAS CENTER    TBA
Saturday         January 22             at Xavier (ESPN/ESPN2)                        Cincinnati, Ohio               3:00 p.m.
Wednesday    January 26             CHARLOTTE (CBS CR)                           LIACOURAS CENTER    TBA
Saturday         January 29             at Saint Joseph’s (ESPNU)                     The Palestra                     TBA
Wednesday    February 2             at La Salle                                                  Tom Gola Arena              TBA
Saturday         February 5             RHODE ISLAND (ESPN/ESPN2)          LIACOURAS CENTER    2:00 p.m.
Wednesday    February 9             FORDHAM                                                 LIACOURAS CENTER    TBA
Saturday         February 12           at Dayton (ESPNU)                                  Dayton, Ohio                    TBA
Thursday         February 17           RICHMOND (CBS CS)                             LIACOURAS CENTER    TBA
Sunday            February 20           SAINT JOSEPH’S (CBS CR)                  LIACOURAS CENTER    TBA
Wednesday    February 23           at Duke (ESPN2)                                      Durham, N.C.                   7:00 p.m.
Saturday         February 26           at George Washington (CBS CR)          Washington, D.C.            TBA
Wednesday    March 2                  at Massachusetts                                      Amherst, Mass.                TBA
Saturday         March 5                  LA SALLE                                                   LIACOURAS CENTER    TBA
Monday           March 8                  A-10 Tournament First Round                Campus Sites                  TBA
Fri-Sun.           March 11-13          Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament    Atlantic City, N.J.              TBA
(*) denotes Old Spice Classic at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Orlando, Fla.
(Boston College, California, Georgia, Manhattan, Notre Dame, Temple, Texas A&M, Wisconsin)
($) denotes BB&T Classic

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