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 …

By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer It was not a signature win, but the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders clawed their way to defeat South Alabama 68-67 in overtime. South Alabama (2-4) entered Saturday’s contest on a five-game winning streak at home, the longest for the program since a nine-game winning streak in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. …

By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee (3-2) came out firing right out of the gate and never looked back on Wednesday morning, defeating Clemson (3-5) 69-28. In front of 11,307 fans on Education Day, the Raiders were dominant from start to finish, improving their record to 3-0 on Education Day. Students from many elementary schools …

An MTSU student reported early Saturday morning that she had been sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant in a parking lot near campus earlier in the month, according to Murfreesboro police. The victim told police she was assaulted on Nov. 6 in a parking lot near 750 Jessica Street, close to the Burger King on Middle Tennessee Boulevard. She …

By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer ​NICEVILLE, Fla. — Middle Tennessee’s men’s basketball could not match the Cincinnati Bearcats from the beginning Friday, ultimately falling 69-51 in game three of the Emerald Coast Classic. ​Cincinnati (5-0) came out strong and got out to a 12-0 lead before the first point for MTSU came on a Joshua Phillips …