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For the second consecutive year, Baltimore is hosting the last two rounds of the cash-prize hoops competition The Basketball Tournament. No, the hometown heroes The Hilltop Dawgs sadly aren’t in the running after suffering an early defeat down in Richmond, but there’s still plenty of excitement to be had watching current and former pros take the court at Morgan State University’s Hill Fieldhouse.

The first matchup on the schedule is three-time returning champs Overseas Elite and the Marquette University alumni team the Golden Eagles. Game two features Team Fredette, led by its namesake Chinese Basketball Association star (you read that right) Jimmer Fredette, against TBT mainstay squad Eberlein Drive, which includes former NBAers like 2012 Dunk Contest champ Jeremy Evans and beloved journeyman Lou Amundson.

The winners of these games play each other Friday, and the victor of that matchup takes home $2 million in cash. All three games will be televised on ESPN.

Games at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Hill Field House, Morgan State University, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, (443) 885-3333, Tickets $20-200.

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...