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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 …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Despite Perrin Buford’s career-high 29 points, Middle Tennessee (15-14, 8-8 C-USA) fell to Alabama-Birmingham (16-13, 12-4 C-USA) in triple overtime, 100-95. The Blazers controlled the majority of the first half on the back of freshman Chris Cokley’s eight points. The scoring was relatively even for the Blue Raiders. Junior Darnell Harris chipped …

MURFREESBORO – MTSU freshman guard Giddy Potts racked up numerous awards Monday for his string of stellar performances last week, being named Conference USA Freshman of the Week, College Sports Madness C-USA Player of the Week and TSWA Player of the Week. Potts averaged 25 points in two games last week for the Blue Raiders, both …