Five players scored in double figures for the Mad Ants in a 118-110 victory Friday at Springfield.
Cameron Jones had 31 points as Fort Wayne (2-0) passed its first road test.
Walker Russell had 24 points and 14 assists. Corey Allmond (19 points), Tory Jackson (18) and Darnell Lazare (12) also finished in double figures for the Mad Ants. Fort Wayne went 31 of 34 on the foul line.
Jameson Curry had 28 points and 10 rebounds for Springfield (1-1).
The Mad Ants led 85-70 late in the third quarter. Springfield got within 104-103 with 1:09 left in the game. Fort Wayne made 14 consecutive free throws in the final 1:04.
The Mad Ants travel to Maine on Sunday.