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Friday, March 03, 2017 3:18 pm

Mad Ants more blue collar?

Justin A. Cohn | The Journal Gazette

With the Mad Ants' lineup having changed a lot lately -- Ben Bentil and Julyan Stone are gone, and Tyler Hansbrough and Chris Fowler are in -- I would expect the team to have more of a blue-collar mentality. And that's a good thing.

Even though the Mad Ants are coming off a season-high for points in their 136-105 victory over Grand Rapids on Wednesday, they have always been better when they're more edgy and less about highlights or personal gain.

Jarrod Uthoff is a great example of a player who just scraps and scraps, using his length to get blocks, steals and rebounds, and now with Hansbrough I think there will be more of that.

Tonight, the Mad Ants play host to the Westchester Knicks. Fort Wayne has won back-to-back games on the heels of a season-worst five-game losing streak. 

jcohn@jg.net