Fort Wayne Mad Ants' 2021-22 schedule includes 9 midweek games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Nat Newell
Indianapolis Star
Oshae Brissett played for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants this season, then was brought in by the injury-ravaged Pacers in April. He took advantage of his opportunity, averaging 9.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. He's due $3.5 million over the next two seasons (not guaranteed).

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants announced their 2021-22 schedule, including nine games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers G League affiliate will play 15 games in Fort Wayne and nine mid-week games in Indianapolis:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 16: vs. Cleveland, noon
  • Wednesday, Nov. 17: vs. Cleveland, noon
  • Monday, Dec. 27: vs. College Park, noon
  • Thursday, Dec. 30: vs. Wisconsin, noon
  • Tuesday, Jan. 25: vs. Maine, noon
  • Thursday, Jan. 27: vs. Maine, noon
  • Tuesday, Feb. 8: vs. Delaware, noon
  • Thursday, Feb. 10: vs. Delaware, noon
  • Wednesday, March 30: vs. Capital City, 1 p.m.

Fort Wayne opens its season at home on Nov. 6 vs. Windy City at 7 p.m. with a 'White Out' t-shirt giveaway celebrating the team's 15th anniversary and an appearance by the Zooperstars.

Full schedule is here.

The G League season will include a 14-game Showcase Cup and a traditional 36-game regular season. The first 12 games will determine the Showcase Cup seeding and schedule. Teams will be separated into four regional pods; the teams with the best winning percentage in each regional pod, as well as the four teams with the next best win-percentage across the league, will play for the Showcase Cup in a single-elimination tournament at the NBA G League Winter Showcase between Dec. 19-22. Teams not qualifying for the Showcase Cup will play two games during the showcase.

A 36-game regular season will begin for the Mad Ants on December 27 with a noon game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse against the College Park Skyhawks. Teams will be split into Eastern and Western conferences and 2022 playoff participation will solely be based on the records from the 36-game regular season. The top six teams in each conference with the best winning percentage will earn a spot in the NBA G League Playoffs.

Contact IndyStar Deputy Sports Editor Nat Newell at (317) 444-6182 or nat.newell@indystar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NatJNewell.