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Mad Ants to face Erie, other news

The Mad Ants will face the Erie BayHawks in their second-round playoff game 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Coliseum in a matchup decided by the BayHawks’ 96-90 victory Saturday o ...

March 31, 2018 10:00 pm

Expecting Mad Ants game to be pushed back

I have heard back from several people around the G League and it's sounding like the entire playoff schedule will be pushed back in the wake of Zeke Upshaw, a Grand Rapids player, ...

March 26, 2018 5:20 pm

Mad Ants playoff game now April 3

Zeke Upshaw, who collapsed on the court during the Grand Rapids Drives’ regular-season finale Saturday, died at 26 on Monday. The G League subsequently postponed its first- ...

March 26, 2018 7:00 pm

G League player dies

Zeke Upshaw, the Grand Rapids Drive player who collapsed at the end of the Drive's regular-season finale Saturday, has died.

March 26, 2018 2:27 pm

Mad Ants were 1-2 against both potential opponents

Fans of the Mad Ants will want to keep track of the game 7 p.m. Tuesday between the Erie BayHawks and the Lakeland Magic because the winner will be Fort Wayne’s opponent in t ...

March 25, 2018 6:30 pm

Who Mad Ants will face

We knew one of the Mad Ants’ potential playoff opponents. Now we know the other. The Mad Ants will face the winner of the game between Erie and Lakeland, who meet 7 p.m. Tues ...

March 25, 2018 1:04 am

Mad Ants close regular season with loss

The Mad Ants had already secured the Central Division title and a bye into the second round of the playoffs, and they rested their top two scorers, Walt Lemon Jr. and DeQuan Jones, ...

March 24, 2018 9:30 pm

How the Mad Ants can get rolling

The Mad Ants can clinch the division title, and the second seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs, with a victory tonight at Memorial Coliseum against the Windy City Bulls. That& ...

March 23, 2018 4:50 pm

Heartwarming presentation at Mad Ants game

Anyone who has been to a Mad Ants game has probably noticed the girl in a wheelchair, accompanied by her mother, who cheers along the sidelines and with the Madame Ants dance team. ...

March 23, 2018 8:50 pm

Mad Ants clinch division title, 1st-round bye

The G League playoffs will be single-elimination until the finals and the Mad Ants did themselves a big favor by taking the first round out of the equation. Their 119-107 victory t ...

March 23, 2018 9:20 pm

Bad G League playoff format great for Mad Ants

I will never understand why professional leagues do this, but the G League is not reseeding in its playoffs. If you’re a fan of the Mad Ants, the use of a bracketed format is ...

March 23, 2018 11:00 pm

Breaking down Mad Ants' playoff scenarios

The Mad Ants' mentality right now is simple: Just win out. But I can't think that way or I wouldn't be doing my job. So I will spell out the scenarios for you as the Mad Ants (28 ...

March 22, 2018 10:00 pm

Mad Ants need Jones, Lemon on same page

How on fire has DeQuan Jones been for the Mad Ants? With 42 points tonight – the fourth highest total in Mad Ants history – he is averaging a mere 28.5 points over his ...

March 20, 2018 1:30 am

Jones' 42 leads Mad Ants to playoffs

There was a time when making the playoffs was aspiration much more than expectation for the Mad Ants, but that was before they won a championship. Once that happens, really, no cha ...

March 19, 2018 9:20 pm

Mad Ants can clinch tonight

The Mad Ants can clinch a playoff spot with a victory tonight at 7 p.m. over the Wisconsin Herd at Memorial Coliseum.

March 19, 2018 2:58 pm