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Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:50 pm

Former Mad Ants ready for TBT

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

The Fort Wayne Champs, made up primarily of former Mad Ants players, will play their first-round game in The Basketball Tournament at 3 p.m. Friday in Lexington, Kentucky.

Players include Stephan Hicks, Matt Bouldin, Trey McKinney Jones, Travis Leslie and Gary Talton.

Kevin Bloom will coach. They will face Showtime in the $2-million winner-take-all tournament. The game will be on ESPN3.

Eberlein Drive, which is managed by Fort Wayne-native Matt Mitchell, plays July 25.

Team 23, which has former PFW star Frank Gaines, plays 8:30 p.m. Friday in Greensboro, North Carolina.

jcohn@jg.net