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By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer It was not a signature win, but the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders clawed their way to defeat South Alabama 68-67 in overtime. South Alabama (2-4) entered Saturday’s contest on a five-game winning streak at home, the longest for the program since a nine-game winning streak in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. …

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee (3-4) rallied late Tuesday night, but they would come up short against in-state rival Belmont (7-1) 63-59 to start a four-game road swing. For the fifth time in their first seven games, the Blue Raiders used a different starting lineup. MTSU started the lineup of DJ Jones, Giddy Potts, Jaqawn …

Middle Tennessee’s run in the inaugural Emerald Coast Classic came to an end Saturday night in a 57-47 loss against No. 23 Creighton (6-1). It was a tale of two halves for the Blue Raiders. MTSU was down by as much as 21 points in the first half. However, they would battle back in the …

By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer ​NICEVILLE, Fla. — Middle Tennessee’s men’s basketball could not match the Cincinnati Bearcats from the beginning Friday, ultimately falling 69-51 in game three of the Emerald Coast Classic. ​Cincinnati (5-0) came out strong and got out to a 12-0 lead before the first point for MTSU came on a Joshua Phillips …

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Perrin Buford continued his recent turnaround with an explosive performance against Northern Arizona, leading the Blue Raiders to a 65-53 win and second-straight victory in the Emerald Coast Classic. Buford dropped a career-high 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting in only 21 minutes. In Middle Tennessee’s first matchup in the Emerald Coast Classic …

Middle Tennessee (2-1) overpowered Southern University (1-3) Saturday with a 66-48 victory in the opening game of the Emerald Coast Classic at the Murphy Center. The offense led the way for the Blue Raiders. They made five of their first six shots and got out to a 13-5 lead. MTSU would shoot 43 percent (23-of-53) …