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Howard to sit out against Dakota

As though the Mad Ants don't have enough problems trying to get back into the thick of the NBA D-League race, they'll be without leading scorer Ron Howard today when the Ants face the Dakota Wizards at 5 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum.

Howard, who averages 19.8 points per game, is still suffering from a sprained thumb on his shooting hand.

The Ants (7-12) face Dakota (8-9) in the first of two games against the Wizards. The same two teams will return to the Coliseum on Tuesday, and then the Ants begin a five-game road trip Friday at Sioux Falls.