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Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives The Middle Tennessee State Lady Raider women’s basketball team played their first exhibition game against the Tennessee Wesleyan Bulldogs and dominated on their way to an 89-34 victory. The Lady Raiders jumped out to a quick lead in the first quarter and led 30-12 heading into the second. Rebecca Reuter …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Lady Raider standout forward Alex Johnson has received yet another preseason award, as the Conference USA league office announced on Thursday that Johnson was voted C-USA Preseason Player of the Year. The award is voted on by the 14 head coaches from around the conference. Johnson has received …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Rusty Ellis / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee men’s and women’s basketball teams got their first chance in front of their fans on Thursday, when they took the court for the 2017 rendition of Murphy Madness. Both teams are looking to build off of successful …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Elijah Campbell / Sports Reporter and David Janes / Sports Reporter The Murphy Center was full of three-point jump shots, dunks, dance moves, excitement and enthusiasm on Thursday night, as the men’s and women’s basketball teams had their first public showing in front of the …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines It is no secret in the game of basketball that the point guard is arguably the most important position on the floor. If you take a look at any successful basketball team, they all have one thing in common: great point guard play. The point guard is …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Middle Tennessee’s basketball honors continued Wednesday morning as junior forward Alex Johnson was selected to the 2017-18 Preseason All-Conference USA Basketball team. The Murfreesboro native made huge contributions the Blue Raiders last season, and she is expected to do the same this season. She averaged 20.2 points per …