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Road swing ends in Mad Ants loss

Finally, the Mad Ants will get to play at home. But they didn’t end their long string of road games the way they wanted, losing 124-115 on Saturday night to the rival Canton ...

January 28, 2017 6:51 pm


Mad Ants trade Watford for Uthoff

The Mad Ants traded Christian Watford, along with their third Round Pick in the 2017 D-League Draft, for 905’s forward Jarrod Uthoff. The trade is pending physicals. Watford ...

January 27, 2017 3:32 pm


Balanced scoring for Mad Ants in win

Seven players scored in double figures and the Mad Ants won their first ever game at Hoffman Estates, Illinois, defeating the Windy City Bulls 109-99 tonight. The victory came hou ...

January 27, 2017 7:50 pm


Paced by Hicks, Mad Ants win

In the first 23 games of the season Stephan Hicks only led the Mad Ants in scoring once. But now he’s done it in back-to-back games. Hicks had 28 points – he converted ...

January 25, 2017 7:07 pm


Young, Christmas back to Pacers

The two-game stint with the Mad Ants is over for Joe Young and Rakeem Christmas, who were recalled to the NBA's Indiana Pacers. Young averaged 10.5 points and 4.5 assists for the ...

January 23, 2017 2:30 pm


Another Showcase loss for Mad Ants

Stephan Hicks had 25 points and seven rebounds, but the Mad Ants lost 112-107 to the Atlantic Division-leading Maine Red Claws on Saturday at the D-League Showcase in Mississauga, ...

January 21, 2017 4:02 pm


Poor shooting in Mad Ants' Showcase loss

Rookie Alex Poythress had 18 points, but the Mad Ants lost 102-78 this afternoon to the Windy City Bulls at the D-League Showcase, an annual event in which all league teams partici ...

January 19, 2017 2:15 pm


Pacers send Young, Christmas to Mad Ants

The NBA’s Indiana Pacers have sent Rakeem Christmas and Joe Young to the Mad Ants in time for their first game at the D-League Showcase, 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Mississauga, O ...

January 17, 2017 5:50 pm


Gansey reacts to Bentil return

The Mad Ants are definitely excited to have Ben Bentil back in the fold. He'll help them at both ends of the court and should improve the rebounding as much as the scoring. "Ben g ...

January 16, 2017 6:16 pm


Bentil back with Mad Ants

Ben Bentil, who had a sterling season-opening game for the Mad Ants before leaving for China, is back with the team. Bentil had a Mad Ants-best 27 points and 10 rebounds for the M ...

January 16, 2017 10:41 am


Rookie leads Ants to road win

Rookie Alex Poythress had 35 points -- increasing his team-leading scoring average to 18.7 points this season -- and the Mad Ants defeated the Westchester Knicks 119-111 on Thursda ...

January 12, 2017 7:38 pm


Poythress breaks out to lead Mad Ants

Alex Poythress broke out of his scoring doldrums, totaling 28 points, and lifting the Mad Ants to a 120-112 victory today over the Long Island Nets in New York. Poythress, a rooki ...

January 10, 2017 3:52 pm


Mad Ants honor high school players for December

The Mad Ants and McDonald’s have selected Homestead's Karissa McLaughlin and Bishop Luers' Anton Berry as high school player of the month for December in northeast Indiana. ...

January 9, 2017 1:54 pm


Mad Ants' road trip begins with loss

The Mad Ants lost the first of their eight-game road trip and their grip on first place in the Central Division, too. Despite 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting by rookie Jordan Loyd, ...

January 8, 2017 4:09 pm


Roster changes for Mad Ants

Not only was Georges Niang called back to the NBA’s Indiana Pacers late Friday, but the Mad Ants released second-year center Anthony Walker today. Niang has averaged 17.8 poi ...

January 7, 2017 6:19 pm