This marks the first sell-out game in Fort Wayne’s franchise history with an announced crowd of 5,444.
Niang, who was sent down to the D-League on Monday, played just one game with the Ants during his recent stint.
The Mad Ants (19-10) faced a tough challenge Tuesday night as they defeated Central Division Leader Raptors 905 (22-9) 105-92.
Forward will suit up for Eastern Conference all-star squad.
The Mad Ants are getting contributions all across the board, and that includes the play of Jarrod Uthoff and Jordan Loyd.
Niang has played in four games with Fort Wayne this season, averaging 32 minutes, 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
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After being held scoreless in the first half Ben Bentil tallied 31 points in the second half and overtime to lead the Mad Ants to a 132-125 win over Erie on Thursday afternoon at War Memorial Coliseum.
The Mad Ants were paced by Trey McKinney-Jones’ 29 points on 12-of-19 shooting with three steals in 45 minutes.
Mad Ants will trade Christian Watford, along with their 3rd Round Pick in the 2017 NBA D-League Draft, for 905’s forward Jarrod Uthoff. The trade is pending physicals.
The Mad Ants (17-9), the NBA Development League Affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, used a balanced team effort that included seven players finishing in double figures led by Trey McKinney-Jones and Jordan Loyd who each finished with 18 points.
Stephan Hicks had a team-high 28 points to go with eight rebounds for the Mad Ants.
After spending two months playing over in China, forward Ben Bentil is back with the Mad Ants and looking to resume the big role he had with the team before heading overseas.
During the NBA D-League Showcase, Young averaged 10.5 points, 2 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the Mad Ants. Christmas averaged 2.5 points and 3 rebounds.
Jalen Jones notched a game-high 29 points, while Abdel Nader had 23 points, six rebounds and six assists as the Maine Red Claws (18-9) defeated the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (15-9), 112-107, on Day Four of the 2017 NBA Development League Showcase.
The Windy City Bulls (9-14) led by double digits for a majority of the game in a 102-78 victory over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (15-8) on Thursday at the 2017 NBA Development League Showcase.
The Indiana Pacers announced Monday that they have assigned forward Rakeem Christmas and guard Joe Young to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, their NBA Developmental League team.
Before leaving for China, Bentil had played in one game for the Mad Ants this season, scoring a game high 27 points and recorded 10 rebounds.
The Mad Ants ended their road trip with a 119-111 win over Westchester.
Former University of Kentucky standout Alex Poythress led Fort Wayne with 28 points as the Mad Ants earned a 120-112 road win at Long Island in NBA Development League action Tuesday afternoon.