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MURFREESBORO – Sitting at .500 on the season, Kermit Davis’s Blue Raiders have put together an up-and-down season. At 13-13, Middle Tennessee has dropped five of their last six games. With five games left until conference tournament play begins, the Blue Raiders will look to tighten up in a few areas. Here is a look at …

DENTON, Texas – Middle Tennessee started fast, but made critical mistakes in the final minutes Saturday in a 57-56 defeat at North Texas. It was MTSU’s third-straight loss and fifth out of its last six games. The Blue Raiders (13-13, 6-7 C-USA) were strong in the first half, stretching their lead numerous times. MTSU led …

Giddy. A nickname that one Blue Raider has known since birth. “The doctor told my mom I was very ‘giddy’ when I was born. My aunt said, ‘That’s what we should call him.,” he said. Born Nathanial Potts, Giddy grew up as one of five children in Athens, Alabama raised by a single mother. Potts …

HOUSTON, TX. – Middle Tennessee (13-12, 6-6 CUSA) put forth a valiant effort, but ultimately fell in double overtime 71-68 at Rice (8-15, 5-6 CUSA). The Blue Raiders struggled offensively in the first half, trailing 9-0 before tallying their first point on a free throw by Marcus Tarrance. Middle Tennessee would trail by as many …

Middle Tennessee’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will both do battle with Rice Thursday. The men will face the Owls in Houston, while the women will host them at Murphy Center. Here’s a preview for both games: Men’s Game: The Blue Raiders (13-11, 6-5 C-USA) are coming off a 73-62 home loss this past Saturday to …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer Despite a strong second half performance, Reggie Upshaw and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (13-11, 6-5 C-USA) fell to Louisiana Tech (18-6, 9-2 C-USA), 62-73. It was a rocky start from the beginning at the Murphy Center as the Blue Raiders found themselves in an early five-point hole with 14:20 …