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Pacers recall Anigbogu

Ike Anigbogu was called back to the NBA’s Indiana Pacers from the Mad Ants, after he averaged 12 points and 7.5 rebounds in his first two G League games. The Mad Ants have ...

November 21, 2017 6:40 pm


Analyzing Mad Ants' victory over Canton

The Mad Ants’ 91-78 victory tonight over the Canton Charge brought their record to 5-1 and extended their winning streak to five games. That’s their best run since they ...

November 20, 2017 11:10 pm


Fair deals Mad Ants another victory

The outcome was the same – a Mad Ants victory. How they got there was different – Walt Lemon Jr., for the first time this season, didn’t lead them in scoring. I ...

November 20, 2017 9:20 pm


Ants add Spencer, release Woodbury

Adam Woodbury, who had played sparingly in his 14 months with the Mad Ants, was released today and they have signed forward Skylar Spencer. He will fit in with the defensive mold ...

November 20, 2017 4:50 pm


Blackmon 'learning a lot' in pros

James Blackmon Jr., the former Bishop Luers and Indiana University star, had 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting for the Delaware 87ers tonight. But they remained winless in a 127-115 ...

November 18, 2017 11:20 pm


Offensive show for Mad Ants

The Mad Ants may have gotten more of a challenge than they’d expected, but they still kept up their winning ways. A strong second half from Fort Wayne resulted in a 127-115 v ...

November 18, 2017 9:20 pm


Blackmon Jr. playing against Ants

The Mad Ants are 3-1 heading into their game tonight with the Delaware 87ers, who are 0-6, and those 87ers have a player very familiar to Fort Wayne basketball fans – former ...

November 18, 2017 7:00 pm


Pacers send player to Ants for work

Ike Anigbogu, the rookie out of UCLA, was assigned today and is expected to be in the lineup Saturday at Memorial Coliseum against Delaware.

November 15, 2017 1:41 pm


Mad Ants rally past Windy City

Trailing in the waning seconds at Hoffman Estates, Illinois, the Mad Ants rallied for a 114-111 victory over the Windy City Bulls at the Sears Centre on Saturday night. Walt Lemo ...

November 11, 2017 10:50 pm


Mad Ants need home cooking

The Mad Ants play eight of their first 11 games at Memorial Coliseum, including tonight against defending champion Raptors 905, so they need to make sure they take advantage of tha ...

November 10, 2017 7:20 pm


Rookie stands out as Mad Ants beat champs

It was a breakout game for Je’lon Hornbeak, the rookie from Monmouth, who totaled 18 points as the Mad Ants emerged victorious 104-77 tonight over defending-champion Raptors ...

November 10, 2017 10:00 pm


Mad Ants' defense dominates Raptors 905

The Mad Ants’ 104-77 victory tonight over Raptors 905 was pretty darned decisive. The Mad Ants pretty much had their way with the visitors offensively – Walter Lemon Jr ...

November 10, 2017 11:10 pm


Mad Ants need fast start

The key for the Mad Ants in tonight’s home opener against the Greensboro Swarm? Getting off to a better start than they did in their season-opening loss to Long Island, in wh ...

November 7, 2017 6:50 pm


Mad Ants show their speed, win

There was much on which the Mad Ants can build from their 105-93 victory tonight over the Greensboro Swarm –another great game from Walter Lemon Jr., defensive intensity ...

November 7, 2017 11:00 pm


Mad Ants' defense up for victory

For a handful of moments, it looked as if the Mad Ants might have another slow start. But the defensive intensity – something they talked about being a cornerstone of this ye ...

November 7, 2017 9:20 pm