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Mad Ants need late-game intensity

The Mad Ants may be 9-3 but they need to develop more of a killer instinct. That much was clear after their 118-113 loss to the Long Island Nets tonight at Memorial Coliseum. R ...

December 16, 2016 7:52 pm

Poythress excellent in Mad Ants loss

The stands at Memorial Coliseum were filled with Indiana University fans, sporting cream and crimson gear to watch three former IU players – Nick Zeisloft and Christian Watfo ...

December 16, 2016 6:41 pm

Mad Ants' holiday giving

Recently, I reported that the Mad Ants and Indiana Pacers are donating over 5,000 toys to those in need in the Fort Wayne area this holiday season. Above is a photo from an event ...

December 15, 2016 7:46 pm

Christmas back to Mad Ants

The Indiana Pacers have assigned Rakeem Christmas to the Mad Ants for the third time this season.

December 14, 2016 11:52 am

D-League experiment with ref crews

The D-League will experiment with four- and five-person officiating crews for nine games this season, including the Mad Ants' game at Long Island, New York, on Jan. 10. The four-p ...

December 12, 2016 5:16 pm

Readying for Ants vs. 87ers

The Mad Ants (8-2) are preparing to face the Delaware 87ers (5-5) at Memorial Coliseum and, so far, it looks as if a fair number of fans have braved the weather to come out for the ...

December 11, 2016 1:56 pm

Niang embraced time with Mad Ants

Georges Niang certainly embraced his time with the Mad Ants. And that’s good to see because, frankly, not all the NBA-contracted players who have been with Fort Wayne in thei ...

December 11, 2016 6:03 pm

McKinney Jones' dunks lead Mad Ants to win

A night after Trey McKinney Jones was hailed for his defensive prowess, he put on a show with his offense. Highlighted by a couple of thunderous dunks, McKinney Jones had 23 points ...

December 11, 2016 4:54 pm

Ants need big men to step up

The Mad Ants (7-2) are readying for the 7 p.m. game against the Texas Legends (6-4) and in the unfamiliar position of needing to overcome a loss. The key for them will be in gettin ...

December 10, 2016 3:43 pm

Lock-down defense leads Ants to win

The Mad Ants have won plenty so far this season – they are 8-2 – but the 113-106 victory tonight over the Texas Legends may have been their most impressive performance ...

December 10, 2016 6:38 pm

Breaking down Mad Ants' Niang, Poythress

Tonight, we learned just how valuable Alex Poythress is to the Mad Ants. They had a 10-point lead when he fouled out with 10:35 left in the fourth quarter on a charging foul and wo ...

December 8, 2016 8:03 pm

Niang makes debut

Georges Niang, the second-round pick this year of the Indiana Pacers, was indeed in the starting lineup for the Mad Ants tonight against the Maine Red Claws. It'll be interesting t ...

December 8, 2016 4:29 pm

Mad Ants lose in OT in Niang's debut

For the first time this season, a Mad Ants game went to overtime. And for the first time, the Mad Ants lost at home. “It’s not like I thought we were going to go throu ...

December 8, 2016 7:44 pm

Niang assigned to Mad Ants

Georges Niang, a rookie forward out of Iowa State, has been assigned to the Mad Ants by the Indiana Pacers. A second round pick this year, Niang is averaging .85 points, 1 rebound ...

December 6, 2016 1:31 pm

Mad Ants giving back this holiday season

The Mad Ants and Indiana Pacers will donate over 5,000 toys to those in need in the Fort Wayne area this holiday season. On Dec. 14, players from the Mad Ants will be joined by the ...

December 5, 2016 8:58 pm