Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders (7-6, 2-0 C-USA) grabbed their third-straight win in Thursday’s game against Rice (9-5, 0-3 C-USA). inside the Murphy Center. Strong performances from Ty Petty (24 points) and Alex Johnson (22 points) helped give MTSU the win 71-61 in front of 2,806 fans. Scoring was …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee (11-3, 1-0 C-USA) is off and running in conference play after beating UAB (7-7, 0-1 C-USA) 60-49 on Sunday night in the Murphy Center. Reggie Upshaw was the story of the night as the forward displayed his all-around game en route to a career-high 34-point performance. The …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Abbey Sissom was benched for the first time this season on Wednesday. After missing just one start in the last 30 games dating back to Jan. 9, 2016, the junior guard didn’t sulk, quit or lay down. Instead, the Cannon County native scored 10 points, tallied eight assists, …

Photo Courtesy Helen Comer /DNJ The Lady Raiders knocked off Central Michigan 79-69 Wednesday night in matchup where sophomore forward Alex Johnson scored a career-high 30 points. After getting beat 59-81 in last year’s contest against the Chippewas, MTSU made sure it wasn’t going to happen this time. But early on in this one, it was …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee (8-5, 5-3 C-USA) was seeking their second-ever bowl win Saturday night when they went up two touchdowns against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in the Hawaii Bowl (7-7, 4-4 MW). The Blue Raiders showed promise early on, but faltered down the stretch, leading to a 52-35 loss. The Blue …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Lady Raiders battled Georgia Tech from beginning to end Thursday night inside the Murphy Center. Controversial plays and calls by officials in the closing seconds led to an MTSU 61-60 loss to the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech had the advantage in the early going as they got …