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Mad Antics

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Maine leads Ants at the half

Even though the Mad Ants are hitting 57.1 percent from the field (20 of 35), the visiting Maine Red Claws lead the Ants at the half, 64-60.

Maine, led by Chris Wright's 18 points and 16 from former Butler guard Shelvin Mack, has outrebounded the Ants 26-19 and has five fewer turnovers (11-6).

Walker Russell Jr. and Ron Howard lead the Ants with 16 points each, but have gotten them in different ways. Russell is 6 of 9 from the floor and has hit three three-pointers, while Howard is 11 of 14 from the free throw line.

Former Purdue standout JaJuan Johnson has 0 points and four fouls.