BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Middle Tennessee (19-15) pulled off another strong upset Friday behind the lights-out second half shooting of junior DJ Jones, defeating second-seeded UTEP 53-50 to advance to the Conference USA Championship Game Saturday. The sixth-seeded Blue Raiders will face fourth-seeded UAB in the title game. MTSU found themselves trailing throughout the first half. …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Middle Tennessee (18-15) kept their NCAA tournament hopes alive Thursday, upsetting third-seeded Old Dominion 59-52, advancing to the Conference-USA tournament semifinals. The Blue Raiders got out to a quick start in Thursday’s contest, leading 7-0 over the Monarchs at the 13:12 mark. MTSU came out strong on defense, holding ODU scoreless for …

MIAMI, Fla. — Middle Tennessee (16-15, 9-9 CUSA) used a strong first half to secure their first road win in seven attempts, defeating FAU (9-20, 2-16 CUSA), 77-54. The Blue Raiders entered Saturday’s contest looking to snap a six game road losing streak. In each of those contests, Middle Tennessee suffered from slow starts, and …

MIAMI – Middle Tennessee (15-15, 8-9 C-USA) let their lead slip early in the second half and never recovered, falling 59-54 at FIU (14-16, 7-10 C-USA) for their second-straight loss. The Blue Raiders and the Panthers battled early in the first half, trading the lead multiple times. With the game tied at 21, and just …

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee (19-8, 13-4 C-USA) used a 22-2 run at the end of the first half to spark a dominating performance Thursday, blowing out Florida International (3-25, 0-17 C-USA) by a final of 79-30. The Blue Raiders and the Panthers were tied for a total of 41 seconds Thursday afternoon, in a …

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee’s women’s tennis team improved to 12-3 on the year Wednesday, defeating Chattanooga 5-2, and pushing their win streak to four. MTSU became ranked for the first time in five years on Tuesday, coming in at No. 65. The Blue Raiders have now won nine of their last ten matches. UTC …