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Mad Antics

  • Mad Ants grab 1st win of season
    Led by 28 points from Andre Emmett, the Mad Ants got their first victory over the season Saturday night, defeating the Erie Bayhawks 103-93 in front of 4,617 fans at Erie Insurance Arena.
  • Mad Ants tough start continues
    The Mad Ants’ defense of their D-League championship has gotten off to a rough start. A 99-87 loss Friday at Erie, Pennsylvania, dropped them to 0-3 on the season.
  • Porter out tonight at Erie
    Mad Ants captain Chris Porter is out of the lineup tonight at Erie, Pennsylvania, with an elbow injury. Titus Rubles will take his place on the active roster.

Mad Ants protesting

The first game of the Mad Ants season was a loss, but it certainly didn't lack excitement.

The Mad Ants lost 100-99 at Texas, and team president Jeff Potter confirmed via text message that Fort Wayne is protesting the victory.

Fort Wayne, which had trailed most of the night, was tied at 99 with Texas, which had a chance to win with less than a second in regulation time.

A Chris Douglas-Roberts shot from 3-point range was blocked.

In a stoppage that took a few minutes, to decide how much time should be on the clock, the Mad Ants attempted to call a timeout.

The problem was they didn't have one. And the Mad Ants say they were given incorrect information by the scorer's table, which may have been confused because of an injury timeout from earlier in the game.

The Mad Ants consequently lost on a technical shot.

That's a terrible way to lose, no matter how you cut it.

The Mad Ants play at Texas again on Saturday night.

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