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By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee’s women (5-4) looked like the team we thought they could be Saturday afternoon as they outmatched Central Florida (4-7) in every category of the game winning 79-57. The Blue Raiders were glad to be back home for the holidays and gave the 3,925 fans at the Murphy Center a nice …

By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer The Blue Raider women’s basketball (4-3) started strong but got down late in the first half on Friday night, but couldn’t climb out of their hole. They fell to eighth ranked Kentucky (9-1) 78-62. The Blue Raiders didn’t flinch early and battled with the Wildcats and were tied 16-16, but fell asleep defensively …

By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee (4-2) added another win on Sunday against Xavier, finishing the game at 90-68 in Murphy Center. Sophomore Olivia Jones was the star on Sunday afternoon as she scored a career high 32 points on 12-19 shooting and closed in on a triple-double as she added 7 boards and 8 …

By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee (3-2) came out firing right out of the gate and never looked back on Wednesday morning, defeating Clemson (3-5) 69-28. In front of 11,307 fans on Education Day, the Raiders were dominant from start to finish, improving their record to 3-0 on Education Day. Students from many elementary schools …

The Middle Tennessee women’s basketball team (2-2) handed Ole Miss (3-1) their first loss of the season, beating the Rebels 71-65 at Tad Smith Sunday. With the win, Blue Raiders head coach Rick Insell defeated his son, second-year Ole Miss head coach Matt Insell. This marked the first time in Division I women’s basketball history …

The Blue Raider women’s team came up short on Thursday night, losing a 58-51 contest against the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Razorbacks (3-0) hit the ground running in the first half, going on a 9-0 run. During that run MTSU struggled offensively, going 0-of-6 from the field. Sophomore guard Olivia Jones scored MTSU’s first two buckets at …