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Middle Tennessee’s Blue Raider women (8-4) fought off a scrappy Florida International University (3-10) team Thursday evening 75-60, earning their second straight conference win to open Conference USA play. FIU opened the game with the lead, but the Blue Raiders had the advantage by the under-16 media timeout and did not relinquish the lead for …

Middle Tennessee’s Blue Raider women (7-4) came away with a hard fought victory in Birmingham Sunday, wining 76-68 over University of Alabama-Birmingham (6-6). The two pillars of strength for the Blue Raiders showed again why they have been so reliable to this point of the season. Sophomore Olivia Jones and Senior Cheyenne Parker both had strong …

Middle Tennessee’s Blue Raider women (6-4) had another strong performance Sunday afternoon in Cookeville, their last contest of the non-conference schedule, shooting the lights out in a 98-76 victory over in-state rival Tennessee Tech (3-10). The Blue Raiders were dominant in all categories of the game on Sunday, controlling the pace for both halves. The first …

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 …