With Friday’s release of the American Athletic Conference schedule, Temple announced its full 2019-20 basketball schedule, with an opener hosting Drexel on Nov. 5 and an AAC opener Dec. 31 at Central Florida. The AAC home opener will be Jan. 7 against Houston.

Aaron McKie’s debut as Owls head coach, against the Dragons, will be followed by a home game against Morgan State, a trip to Tom Gola Arena to face La Salle, and then a longer trip, to face Southern Cal in Los Angeles.

In addition to Big 5 games that feature home games against St. Joseph’s and Villanova, the Owls will bring in Missouri and Rider in out-of-conference play. AAC home games include Tulane, Wichita State, Cincinnati, East Carolina, SMU, UConn, South Florida, and Tulsa.