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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 …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee freshman guard Giddy Potts was named to the Conference-USA All-Freshman team Tuesday. Potts was not much of a factor for MTSU early in the season, but he found his stride in conference play, especially in February. The Athens, Ala., native scored in double-digit points in eight conference games this season. He …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee freshman point guard JaQuel Richmond has been released from the team, failing to make the trip to the Conference USA tournament with MTSU. Richmond, a North Carolina native, averaged just 3.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 13 starts and 27 games for the Blue Raiders. The freshman last played against Western …

MIAMI, Fla. — Middle Tennessee (16-15, 9-9 CUSA) used a strong first half to secure their first road win in seven attempts, defeating FAU (9-20, 2-16 CUSA), 77-54. The Blue Raiders entered Saturday’s contest looking to snap a six game road losing streak. In each of those contests, Middle Tennessee suffered from slow starts, and …

MIAMI – Middle Tennessee (15-15, 8-9 C-USA) let their lead slip early in the second half and never recovered, falling 59-54 at FIU (14-16, 7-10 C-USA) for their second-straight loss. The Blue Raiders and the Panthers battled early in the first half, trading the lead multiple times. With the game tied at 21, and just …