Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (16-5, 8-1) dominated the University of Texas-El Paso Miners (7-14, 2-7) by a score of 81-50 to win their 14th consecutive conference home game on Saturday night. The game was a one-sided affair from the opening tip as senior Brandon Walters scored two quick lay-ups …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines After splitting last week’s Conference USA road trip against Marshall and Western Kentucky, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (14-5, 6-1) sit at the top of the conference in a three-way tie with Western Kentucky and Old Dominion. This week, the Blue Raiders have a chance to potentially distance …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University was filled to capacity on Saturday night, and it created a loud and hostile environment that was equivalent to the intensity that the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry produces. “I’ve never been in a Middle Tennessee-Western Kentucky …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Two of the best defenses in Conference USA squared off on Thursday night in the Murphy Center, as the Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders (11-7, 3-2) battled the Mean Green of North Texas (11-6, 2-3). The defensive slugfest played out in favor of MTSU, who came away with the …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines  Getting off to a strong start in conference play is always a crucial part of determining seeding in the conference tournament and seeing how the rest of the league stacks up. Since the 2015-2016 season, the Blue Raiders are 35-6 in Conference USA play and have been the team to …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines It certainly was not pretty, but the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (10-4, 2-0) escaped a hard-fought game against Conference USA foe Florida International (7-8, 1-1) with a win in overtime by a final score of 71-66. Both teams started the game slow, as they committed a multitude …