Fort Wayne Mad Ants announced their 50 game, NBA D-League schedule this week.
The regular season gets underway Friday, November 25 hosting Sioux Falls. The regular season ends April 7 with Dakota.
The Iowa Energy, the defending league champs, will just one trips to Fort Wayne (December 16) and will host Fort Wayne twice (January 19 and 21)
The Mad Ants will play five games in an eight-day road trip in January. The trek includes a pair of games January 20 and 21 at Sioux Falls, January 25 at Rio Grande Valley in Hidalgo, Texas followed by January 27 and 28 at Tulsa.
The home schedule features seven Friday games, six games on both Thursday and Sunday nights, three on Saturday and just one Tuesday game, January 17.
The 2011-12 season includes the debut a new franchise in Canton. Canton is owned by Cleveland. Meanwhile the L.A. D-Fenders, owned by the Los Angeles Lakers will return this season.
2011-12 season which includes the debut of the Cleveland Cavaliers-owned Canton franchise and the return of the Los Angeles Lakers-owned L.A. D-Fenders. In June, Golden State purchased the ownership of the Dakota Wizards.
The NBA D-League Showcase will once again be played this season and take place in mid-January. An announcement with specific details on the event will be announced at a later date. In addition to the NBA D-League Showcase, the NBA D-League All-Star Game is scheduled for Feb. 25 in Orlando.
The Mad Ants get back to basketball business holding open tryouts October 22 and 23. The team will host training camp in early November.
The Mad Ants finished the 2010-11 24-26 in fourth-place in the Eastern Conference and just missed the 2010-11 playoffs, as Texas edged out Fort Wayne for the eight and final spot in the tournament.
2011-12 Fort Wayne Mad Ants schedule