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Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Story by Devin P. Grimes / Contributing Writer For the first time in school history, the 24th-ranked Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (23-5, 15-1) entered historic Murphy Center as a ranked team. The announcement did not distract this Top 25 team on Saturday night, as they dominated the University …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Story by Darius Horton / Sports Reporter Middle Tennessee Head Coach Kermit Davis achieved his 400th win last weekend in an 87-70 victory at Louisiana Tech. Even though this was most recent milestone for Davis, he has more wins in his career that have carried him to this point, …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines History was made Monday morning on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. The Blue Raiders received enough votes to rank in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time in school history. The Blue Raiders make their debut at 24, just ahead of the Florida …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines For the second time this season, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (22-5, 14-1) defeated the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (16-12, 7-8) by a score of 87-70. The win was also Kermit Davis‘ 400th Division I win of his career. This was the 12th true road victory for the Blue …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines On Thursday night, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (21-5, 13-1) went on the road to take on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (13-14,6-8). It was a back-and-forth affair, but in the end, MTSU escaped with a 72-62 win. Both teams knocked down three shots from behind the arc …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The North Texas Mean Green (14-11, 7-5) gave the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (20-5, 12-1) all they could handle on Saturday. The Mean Green benefited from sophomore guard Roosevelt Smart’s monster night, as he made seemingly everything in a 32-point effort. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Blue …