Temple's basketball team will square off with Syracuse on Dec. 22 at noon as part of the Gotham Classic at New York's Madison Square Garden. The schedule was announced Friday.

Fran Dunphy's Owls will open the tournament against Alcorn State at the Liacouras Center on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. On Dec. 19, Temple will entertain Canisius at 7 p.m. After the Syracuse matchup, Temple will end the tournament at home against Detroit Mercy on Dec. 28 at 3 p.m.

Wyatt fined $1,000. Temple guard Khalif Wyatt was fined $1,000 Friday in Atlantic City Municipal Court after he was charged with engaging in prostitution and resisting arrest in connection with a prostitution sting in June.

Wyatt also was ordered to perform community service. Authorities said Wyatt solicited an undercover officer who was posing as a prostitute, then attempted to flee before he was arrested.

"Khalif Wyatt has expressed remorse for his actions and has apologized for the embarrassment that has come to his family, team, and university," Dunphy said. "We have taken appropriate action with Khalif and believe the matter is now behind us."

Wyatt said, "I take full responsibility for my actions and have learned from this mistake." - Keith Pompey