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Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (7-1) defeated their second straight Southeastern Conference team this week, as they took down the Mississippi Rebels (4-4) by a score of 77-58. The Blue Raider victory is their fifth in a row and is their fourth straight against SEC opponents dating back …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider basketball team (6-1) pulled off a hard-earned victory against the Vanderbilt Commodores (3-6) on Wednesday night. It was a back-and-forth affair in Nashville, as the game saw six ties and nine lead changes. Nick King led the Blue Raiders in points with 23 …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines For the second time this season, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (5-1) defeated the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (6-3). The teams first met on Nov. 21 in Murfreesboro, a game that resulted in an 85-72 Blue Raider victory. Middle Tennessee started off slow in Fort Myers, Florida, on …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines One of the more essential qualities that a team needs to have in order to withstand the grueling process of the college basketball season is depth. The most successful teams in the history of the sport have made late tournament runs in March because of their flexibility and …

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 …