LOWELL -- The Harlem Globetrotters return to Lowell next week, so get ready to see dunks, alley-oops and behind-the-back passes, as well as an opposing team that will probably lose.

2013 marks the 87th consecutive year of the Harlem Globetrotters, who will bring their unique brand of shooting, ball-handling and family entertainment to nearly 240 cities in 45 states and nine Canadian provinces on their "You Write the Rules Tour."

For the first time, fans will determine the rules for the game by voting on the Globetrotters' website, where they will be able to decide whether the Globetrotters should play with two basketballs, have a four-point line, or play 5-on-6.

The Globetrotters will play at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Tickets are still available from $20 to $109 at www.tsongascenter.com or by calling 866-722-8780.