Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor It was a refreshing return to the Murphy Center for the Lady Raiders after a loss in the Conference-USA tournament. Middle Tennessee returned home on Thursday for a first round matchup against Morehead State in the National Invitational Tournament and won by a final score of 67-58. The …

Photo by Kevin Martin / Contributing Photographer What a time to be a Blue Raider fan. With their 83-72 win over Marshall University on Saturday night, Middle Tennessee won their second consecutive Conference-USA title and punched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament. President Sydney McPhee is proud of how far this university has come: From …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor It was a heartbreaking ending for the Lady Raiders (21-10) as they fell in semifinal action to the Southern Miss Lady Eagles (23-9) by a final of 59-54. They had a chance late when a personal foul by Southern Miss gave Middle Tennessee the ball with 17 seconds …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines After a hard-fought win against Rice, the Lady Raiders prepare to square off against Southern Mississippi in the Conference USA Semifinals. The last time these two teams met, Middle Tennessee was blown out in Hattiesburg by a score of 81-61. Southern Miss is a good team, placing third …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Lady Raiders had a first round bye on Wednesday and they would need all the rest they could get for the physical game against Rice on Thursday. The Lady Raiders squeezed out a 61-59 victory, giving them a spot in the semifinals against the winner of the …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Conference-USA tournament in underway and teams are vying for a spot in the NCAA tournament. Middle Tennessee finished second in the conference and had a bye to start the tournament. The Lady Raiders will open tournament play against the Rice Owls on Thursday. The last time these …