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Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (4-1) won their second straight game on Tuesday as they defeated the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (2-2) by a score of 85-72. Middle Tennessee gave up the first bucket of the game on a Ricky Doyle lay-up, but they locked down on defense after …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines In the sport of college basketball, building the resume is arguably the most crucial objective of the season. Out of the 68 teams selected for the NCAA Tournament every year, only 32 of those spots come from the automatic bid that each conference winner gets, which leaves …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Carl Coates / Sports Reporter After performing well against Murray State, Belmont and Tennessee State last week, Middle Tennessee Blue Raider forward Nick King was announced as the Conference USA Player of the Week on Monday. This is the first weekly award of King’s collegiate …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Following a tough loss at home on Thursday night against Belmont, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-1) g0t a big win on the road over in-state rival Tennessee State on Saturday by a score of 75-65. Middle Tennessee got off to a 14-0 run after Tennessee State guard …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Walking into Murphy Center is stepping into the house that Kermit Davis built. On the walls in the foyer, murals of NCAA tournament victories capture the games’ biggest moments. Banners of past championships and tournament appearances hang from the ceilings. A wall that runs the length of …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Nov. 8 was a monumental day for three high school basketball stars, as well as the Middle Tennessee State basketball program. It was National Signing Day all across the country, and prospective student athletes decided where they would take their talents officially. The Middle Tennessee basketball team …