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Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines  Getting off to a strong start in conference play is always a crucial part of determining seeding in the conference tournament and seeing how the rest of the league stacks up. Since the 2015-2016 season, the Blue Raiders are 35-6 in Conference USA play and have been the team to …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines With conference play beginning and the meat of their schedule behind them, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (9-4, 1-0) find themselves in prime position to get back to the NCAA Tournament. One thing become astonishingly clear in non-conference play: while this team has the depth that last year’s …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines  Coming into the 2017-2018 season, the experienced backcourt unit was expected to be the strength of the Middle Tennessee basketball team. Early in the season, however, it’s been the frontcourt tandem of Brandon “Big B” Walters and Nick King that has been the main difference between winning and losing big …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are experiencing a unique opportunity this holiday season, as they are participating in the Diamond Head Classic tournament in Hawaii this season. In most seasons, college teams play their pre-conference tournament during the week or weekend of Thanksgiving. This year is different for …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (8-2) escaped with a win against the Princeton Tigers (5-7) on Friday, as senior guard Giddy Potts knocked down a long two-point jumper with four seconds remaining in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic. The Tigers gave the Blue Raiders more …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Blue Raiders (7-2) suffered a tough loss at the hands of the Auburn Tigers (9-1) at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday night by a score of 76-70. MTSU was led by senior guard Giddy Potts, who scored a game-high 19 points on 4-9 shooting from …