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MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee’s season will continue after it accepted a bid to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament Sunday. MTSU will host Kent State (21-11) in a first-round game on Wednesday in Murphy Center at 6 p.m. CST. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools. MTSU (19-16) will play in the CIT for the …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Juniors Perrin Buford and DJ Jones carried Middle Tennessee (19-16) in its run to the Conference USA Championship Game Saturday. The two juniors were named to the all-tournament team after the title game. Buford led the way for the Blue Raiders, scoring 13.8 points per game. Jones averaged 10.8 points per game, …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Middle Tennessee (19-16) saw its conference tournament streak end Saturday, falling in the C-USA Championship to Alabama-Birmingham 73-60 at Legacy Arena. MTSU was looking for its first conference tournament title since 1989 when they were a part of the Ohio Valley Conference, and its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2013. The Blazers …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Middle Tennessee (19-15) pulled off another strong upset Friday behind the lights-out second half shooting of junior DJ Jones, defeating second-seeded UTEP 53-50 to advance to the Conference USA Championship Game Saturday. The sixth-seeded Blue Raiders will face fourth-seeded UAB in the title game. MTSU found themselves trailing throughout the first half. …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Middle Tennessee (18-15) kept their NCAA tournament hopes alive Thursday, upsetting third-seeded Old Dominion 59-52, advancing to the Conference-USA tournament semifinals. The Blue Raiders got out to a quick start in Thursday’s contest, leading 7-0 over the Monarchs at the 13:12 mark. MTSU came out strong on defense, holding ODU scoreless for …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Middle Tennessee (17-15) survived a late push by Charlotte (14-18) to pick up the 63-60 win Wednesday and advance to the next round of the Conference-USA tournament. It was a tight contest from beginning to end with neither team leading by more than nine points. The game started with an emphatic dunk …