The Mad Ants came into Saturday night seven games above .500 for the first time in the franchise's seven-year history.
Now, make it eight games.
Thanks in large part to their prowess from beyond the 3-point arc, the Mad Ants defeated the Sioux Falls Skyforce 103-96 at Memorial Coliseum for their 15th victory in their last 21 games.
Fort Wayne (21-13) attempted a season-high 33 shots from 3-point range, making 13.
Tony Mitchell and Sadiel Rojas had 23 points apiece for Fort Wayne. Rojas was 5 of 10 from 3-point range and had 13 rebounds.
Teammate Trey McKinney-Jones had 14 points. Brian Butch had 11, going 3 of 6 from beyond the arc.
Sioux Falls (20-14), which has lost 4 of 5, was led by Justin Hamilton's 20 points.
Fort Wayne is 3-2 in the season series with the Skyforce.
Starting with a Rojas 3-pointer with 3:59 remaining in the first quarter, the Mad Ants went on a 15-6 run to take a 24-17 lead. A lot of that early damage by the Mad Ants came from behind the arc; they were 4 of 9 on 3-pointers in the first quarter, when Rojas was 3 for 4 to get Fort Wayne the seven-point lead.
But the Skyforce fought back and took a three-point lead, but Mitchell drove hard to the basket, made a layup and drew a foul to tie it at 35 with 5:55 remaining in the second quarter.
Sioux Falls went up 63-56 on Anthony Mason's free throws with 6:42 remaining in the third quarter. But the Mad Ants fought back, tying it at 68 on a Chris Porter dunk three minutes later.
Butch made a 3-pointer for the corner, got fouled, and made the free throw for a 80-79 lead with 9:11 remaining. And on the ensuing possession, another Butch 3-pointer put Fort Wayne up 83-81. Then, a Matt Bouldin 3-pointer made it 86-81 and another Butch 3-pointer made it 89-81.
By the time Mitchell had a thunderous dunk over a couple of Skyforce players with 1:19 remaining, for a 97-90 lead, the Mad Ants had the game in hand.
Note: Instead of their usual home yellow jerseys, the Mad Ants donned white to raise awareness for the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization.