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Mad Antics

  • Tryout information
    The Mad Ants will hold an open tryout from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Quest Multisport Complex in Chicago.
  • Howard not sure on return to Mad Ants this season
    Howard has had some interest from NBA teams – that's nothing new, though Howard has never made a regular-season roster – and is again fielding offers from teams in Europe.
  • Ants will look different
    When the Mad Ants open defense of their D-League championship this season, the roster will likely look very different.

Ants trail at half

The Duane Ticknor era began Friday, and so far, the Mad Ants are off to a bad start.

Erie owns a 58-43 halftime lead in the season-opener at Memorial Coliseum.

Despite getting two players from NBA affiliate Indiana Pacers, the Ants are shooting 15 of 43 from the floor for 34.9 percent.

Miles Plumlee and Orlando Johnson, assigned to Fort Wayne from the Pacers, are a combined 4 of 16. Between them, they have 12 points and six turnovers.

Walker Russell Jr. leads the Ants with 13 points and 5 assists.