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CAA is betting on Baltimore as it brings its men's basketball tournament here this weekend
CAA is betting on Baltimore as it brings its men's basketball tournament here this weekend

The bands, the cheerleaders, the cartoon-like mascots — they all return this weekend as the city hosts postseason college basketball for the first time since the NCAA tournament staged sold-out games in 1995 and then promptly outgrew Baltimore Arena. The four-day Colonial Athletic Association tournament, which begins Friday, provides a test of whether Baltimore's well-known history and affection for basketball will translate into support for a transitioning conference that had long been oriented toward more southern states. The tournament — held in Richmond, Va., since 1990 and won by a Virginia-based school the past seven seasons — is committed to Baltimore for...

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