By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee (12-5, 6-1) used a dominating first half performance en route to an 82-52 win over UNC-Charlotte. It was a rocky start in the beginning at Halton Arena, as the Lady 49ers (7-12, 3-4) got off to a 14-7 run to start the game. The Blue Raiders, however, busted …

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By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee’s women (5-4) looked like the team we thought they could be Saturday afternoon as they outmatched Central Florida (4-7) in every category of the game winning 79-57. The Blue Raiders were glad to be back home for the holidays and gave the 3,925 fans at the Murphy Center a nice …

By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee Blue Raider men (5-4) earned their second straight road win Saturday in Akron, beating the Zips (6-3) 62-61. The Blue Raider bench was the key to victory as they were pivotal to the 37-32 halftime lead. Twenty-six of the 37 points came from the bench, including 10 from Edward Simpson …

By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer The Blue Raider women’s basketball (4-3) started strong but got down late in the first half on Friday night, but couldn’t climb out of their hole. They fell to eighth ranked Kentucky (9-1) 78-62. The Blue Raiders didn’t flinch early and battled with the Wildcats and were tied 16-16, but fell asleep defensively …

By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee (4-2) added another win on Sunday against Xavier, finishing the game at 90-68 in Murphy Center. Sophomore Olivia Jones was the star on Sunday afternoon as she scored a career high 32 points on 12-19 shooting and closed in on a triple-double as she added 7 boards and 8 …