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Mad Antics

  • Mad Ants release schedule
    The reigning D-League champion Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, will tip off their eighth season in the NBA Development League at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 when they play host the Sioux Falls Skyforce at the Coliseum.
  • Now 5 chances to try out for Mad Ants
    The Mad Ants will hold an open tryout in Suwanee, Georgia, (outside Atlanta) on Oct. 4. It will be at the Suwanee Sports Academy from 1 to 5 p.m. Players interested should visit www.fortwaynehoops.
  • Mad Ants lose rights to 2 in expansion draft
    The D-League’s Westchester Knicks held an expansion draft, getting the rights to two players from the Mad Ants: forward Luke Harangody and guard Brady Morningstar. Neither played last season for Fort Wayne.
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Mad Ants cough up lead, lose

The Mad Ants opened the game in strong fashion, but coughed up a 16-point lead in a 114-110 overtime loss at Sioux Falls, S.D., on Saturday night.

Poor free-throw shooting contributed to the Mad Ants' demise.

Fort Wayne was down 112-110 with 3.9 seconds remaining in overtime, but Olek Czyz missed both free throws, cementing the game.

Fort Wayne finished 71.4 percent (30 of 42) from the free-throw line, down from 91.7 percent (22 of 24) in the third quarter.

Six of the Skyforce's nine points in overtime came at the free-throw line.

Trey McKinney-Jones scored 30 to lead the Mad Ants (1-3). Sadiel Rojas had 12 points and a team-best 12 rebounds.

Justin Hamilton had 31 points and 13 rebounds for Sioux Falls (4-2).

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