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Ants release Smith-Rivera

After just two games, in which he appeared in one, the Mad Ants have released guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, the native of Indianapolis who had previously played at Georgetown ...

December 31, 2016 4:14 pm


Mad Ants have been attacking rim

The Mad Ants are preparing for their 7 p.m. game against the Westchester Knicks. And the line to get pictures with Mr. Belding from “Saved by the Bell” is quite long fo ...

December 30, 2016 3:38 pm


Mad Ants got 'out-muscled' in loss

The Mad Ants were supposed to have a few days off before their next game, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Coliseum against the Windy City Bulls, but coach Steve Gansey said he might ret ...

December 30, 2016 8:13 pm


Close but no victory for Mad Ants

The Mad Ants came into tonight with the best home record among the Eastern Conference’s 11 teams and even had their leader and point guard, Julyan Stone, back on the court af ...

December 30, 2016 7:10 pm


Ants need back-court play

If Julyan Stone doesn’t play because of his concussion – though he was on the court during warm-ups – then today's 7 p.m. game against Grand Rapids will be partic ...

December 28, 2016 3:35 pm


Guard play leads Mad Ants to victory

The Mad Ants may have been without their leader in the backcourt – former NBA player Julyan Stone – but they still were able to ride their guard play to a 121-106 victo ...

December 28, 2016 6:24 pm


Kudos to Mad Ants, all the Mad Ants

Few things are as cliché as calling a game a “total team effort.” But the Mad Ants’ 121-106 victory tonight over the Grand Rapids Drive was as close as you&# ...

December 28, 2016 7:43 pm


Mad Ants sign Indiana native

The Mad Ants added guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, a native of Indianapolis, to the roster. He played for North Central, winning a state championship as a sophomore with ...

December 27, 2016 4:06 pm


Mad Ants lose without Stone

Playing without guard Julyan Stone, who was suffering concussion-like symptoms, the Mad Ants got strong performances from guards Jordan Loyd and Trey McKinney Jones. But the Mad A ...

December 26, 2016 2:15 pm


McKinney Jones' free throws lead Ants to win

Trey McKinney Jones got to the free-throw line a lot and he was perfect – hitting all 15 of his attempts – as the Mad Ants defeated the Delaware 87ers 106-97 tonight. ...

December 23, 2016 6:49 pm


Pacers recall Christmas from Mad Ants

Rakeem Christmas, who has averaged 13 points and 6.8 rebounds in five games this season with the Mad Ants, has been called back to the NBA's Indiana Pacers. In three NBA games this ...

December 21, 2016 5:32 pm


Defense key for Mad Ants

Much has changed since the Mad Ants (9-3) played the Greensboro Swarm (5-10) in the season opener. Not only is Fort Wayne’s best player in that game, Ben Bentil, long gone fo ...

December 20, 2016 3:43 pm


Defensive adjustments key for Mad Ants

Understandably, Nick Zeisloft will get most of the attention for his 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds remaining in the Mad Ants’ 111-110 victory over the Greensboro Swarm at Memori ...

December 20, 2016 8:21 pm


Zeisloft's clutch 3 wins it for Mad Ants

The shot was designed to be from a 2-pointer. But Nick Zeisloft made it a 3. His shot with 5.1 seconds left, after an in-bounds pass from Julyan Stone, was the difference in a 111 ...

December 20, 2016 7:07 pm


IU night at the Coliseum

It's pretty much Indiana University night at Memorial Coliseum with the Mad Ants facing the Long Island Nets. The Mad Ants (9-2) have former IU players Nick Zeisloft and Christian ...

December 16, 2016 3:57 pm