No. 25 Southern Methodist University (20-4, 10-1 American Athletic Conference) at Temple (12-11, 3-7).

When: Thursday, 9 p.m.,  Liacouras Center (10,200).

Television: ESPN2.

Coaches: SMU, Tim Jankovich (2nd season, 29-4; overall, 186-125),; Temple, Fran Dunphy (11th season, 227-131; overall, 537-294).

Series: SMU leads, 5-4.

Last meeting:   Jan. 4, 2017,. SMU won 79-65 at home.

Points per game: SMU, 73.5 ppg.; Temple, 71.8 ppg.

Opponents points per game: SMU, 58.6 ppg.; Temple, 71.7 ppg.

Free throw percentage: SMU, 69.2 percent; Temple, 72.6 percent.

Three-point percentage: SMU, 40.0 percent; Temple 35.8 percent.

Up next:  SMU hosts Cincinnati Sunday at 4 p.m. ET. Temple visits Memphis, Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.  .

SMU

Nov. 11  Gardner Webb, 72-44

Nov. 13 Eastern Michigan, 91-64

Nov. 17 Pittsburgh, 76-67*

Nov. 18 Michigan, 54-76*

Nov. 22 UC Santa Barbara, 84-57

Nov. 25 at USC, 73-78

Nov. 30 at Boise State, 62-71

Dec. 2 CSU Bakersfield, 49-43

Dec. 4 Delaware State, 74-60

Dec. 7 TCU, 74-59

Dec. 14 McNeese State, 74-59

Dec. 19 Stanford, 72-49

Dec. 20 Albany, 71-53

Dec. 27 at Memphis, 58-54

Dec.  31 at E. Carolina, 73-44

Jan. 4 Temple, 79-65

Jan. 7 South Florida, 84-65

Jan. 12 at Cincinnati, 64-66

Jan. 15 at Tulane, 80-64

Jan. 19 UConn, 69-49

Jan. 21 Houston, 85-64

Jan. 25 at Central Florida, 65-60

Feb. 1 E. Carolina, 86-46

Feb. 4 at Tulsa, 76-53

*Madison Square Garden in NY

TEMPLE

Nov. 11 La Salle, 97-92 OT

Nov. 14 New Hampshire, 52-57

Nov. 17 at UMass, 67-70

Nov. 20 Manhattan, 88-67

Nov. 24 89-86 Florida State*

Nov. 25 81-77 West Virginia*

Nov. 30 at St. Joseph's, 78-72

Dec. 3 Penn, 70-62

Dec. 7 George Washington, 63-66

Dec. 10 DePaul, 74-65**

Dec. 13 at Villanova, 57-78

Dec. 17 NJIT, 68-63

Dec. 22 Yale, 83-77

Dec. 28 Cincinnati, 50-56

Dec. 31 at Central Florida, 53-77

Jan. 4 at SMU, 65-79

Jan. 7 East Carolina, 81-62

Jan. 11 at UConn, 59-73

Jan. 14 Tulsa, 68-70

Jan. 18 at Cincinnati, 74-81

Jan. 25 Memphis, 77-66

Jan. 28 at Houston, 66-79

Jan. 31 at Tulane, 79-71

Feb. 5 South Florida, 83-74

*NIT Season Tip-Off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn

**Played in Miami

TEMPLE

Probable Starters

G Alani Moore, 5-10, Fr., 7.9 ppg., 2.2 apg.

G Shizz Alston, 6-4, So. 14.0 ppg, 4.1 apg.

G Daniel Dingle, 6-7, r-Sr., 12.6 ppg., 4.5 rpg.

F Obi Enechionyia, 6-10, Jr. 13.7 ppg., 6.0 rpg.

C Ernest Aflakpui, 6-10, So., 4.6 ppg., 5.3 rpg.

Key reserves

G Quinton Rose, 6-8, Fr., 9.6 ppg., 3.7 rpg.

F Mark Williams, 6-8, Sr., 5.7 ppg., 2.6 rpg.

C Damion Moore, 6-11, Fr., 2.6 ppg., 2.5 rpg.

SMU

Probable starters

G Sterling Brown, 6-6, Sr., 12.0 ppg., 3.3 apg.

G Shake Milton, 6-6, So., 13.9 ppg., 4.3 apg.

F Ben Moore, 6-8, Sr., 11.7 ppg., 8.0 rpg.

G Jarrey Foster, 6-6, So., 9.4 ppg., 5.2 rpg.

F Semi Ojeleye, 6-7, Jr., 17.7 ppg., 6.7 rpg.

Key Reserves

G Ben Emelogu II, 6-6, Jr., 4.7 ppg., 2.8 rpg.

G Dashawn McDowell, 6-5, Fr., 1.5 ppg., 1.2 rpg.

About SMU:  Sterling Brown was named the AAC player of the week after averaging 21 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in wins over East Carolina and Tulsa...He scored 27 points in the win over Tulsa...This is not a deep team as four players average 31 or more minutes...Jimmy Whitt, a 6-3 So., is sitting out this year after transferring from Arkansas.... Semi Ojeleye, who began his career at Duke, had 19 points in the earlier win over Temple...Ben Moore has 1,095 career points and scored No. 1000 in the January win over Temple...

About Temple: The Owls are on a two-game win streak for the first time since Dec. 17 and Dec. 22 with victories against NJIT and Yale...Daniel Dingle tied his career high with 22 points in Sunday's win over South Florida and Ernest Aflakpui scored a career-high 14 points in the win...The Owls had their best first half, shooting 62.1 percent from the field in leading 46-23 at intermission...Temple is 12-1 when scoring at least 70 points and 1-10 when not reaching that total...Temple is 2-3 against ranked teams this season, beating Florida State and West Virgina and losing to Villanova and Cincinnati (twice).