Temple's American Athletic Conference men's basketball schedule was released on Wednesday and the Owls will open conference play with two games on the road.

Unlike previous years when Temple would open its AAC schedule in late December, this year's conference schedule doesn't begin until January.

The first AAC game is at Central Florida on Wednesday Jan. 2 and the Owls then visit Wichita State on Sunday Jan. 6

The non-league schedule was previously released so now the dates are set for the entire 31-game schedule. Some of the game times are still not known, dependent on television considerations.

The Owls are coming off a 17-16 season in which they earned a berth in the NIT, losing at eventual champion Penn State, 63-57 in the first round.

Temple figures to be among many teams from the AAC that have a legitimate chance to contend for an NCAA berth. The Owls return their top two leading scorers, junior swingman Quinton Rose (14.9 ppg.) and combo guard Shizz Alston (13.3 ppg.).

The season opens on Nov. 6 when La Salle visits the Liacouras Center In a Big Five game.

Temple 2018-2019 Basketball Schedule

Tuesday Nov. 6 La Salle, 7:30 p.m.

Friday Nov. 9 Detroit Mercy, 7 p.m.%

Tuesday Nov. 13 Georgia, 7 p.m.

Friday Nov. 16  Loyola, 7 p.m.%

Monday Nov. 19  VCU Barclays Center, 9:30 p.m.%

Tuesday Nov. 20 St. .John's/Cal Barclays Center ,5/7:30 p.m.%

Tuesday Nov. 27 at Missouri, TBD

Saturday Dec. 1 at St. Joseph's 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday Dec. 5 at Villanova, 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday Dec. 12 UMass, 7 p.m.

Saturday Dec. 15 vs. Davidson in Atlantic City

Saturday Dec. 22 at Drexel, The Palestra, 1 p.m.

Wednesday Jan. 2 at UCF, 7 p.m.

Sunday Jan. 6 at Wichita State, 4 p.m.

Wednesday Jan. 9 Houston, 7 p.m.

Saturday Jan. 12 USF, 2 p.m.

Wednesday Jan. 16 at ECU, 7 p.m.

Saturday Jan. 19 Penn, 5 p.m.

Thursday Jan. 24 Memphis, 7 p.m.

Sunday Jan. 27 Cincinnati, noon

Thursday Jan. 31 at Houston, 7 p.m.

Saturday Feb. 2 at Tulane, TBA

Wednesday Feb. 6 UConn, 6 p.m.

Saturday Feb. 9 at Tulsa, noon

Wed. Feb. 13 SMU, 7 p.m.

Saturday Feb. 16 at USF, 6 p.m.

Saturday Feb. 23 Tulsa, noon

Tuesday Feb. 26 at Memphis, 9 p.m.

Sunday March 3 Tulane, 2 p.m.

Thursday March 7 at UConn, 7 p.m.

Saturday March 9 UCF, 4 p.m.

Thursday-Sunday March 14-17 AAC Tournament in Memphis

(%) indicates Legends Classic game (St. John's VCU, California, Detroit, BGSU, Hampton, Loyola-Md.)