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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 …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives The Middle Tennessee Lady Raider basketball team is transitioning into a new era. After four years of Ty Petty being the leader of the team, Murfreesboro native Alex Johnson will take the reigns as leader and continue the momentum of last season’s postseason run. The Lady Raiders had …

Story by Timothy Carroll / Contributing Writer Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Lady Raider basketball team enjoyed a strong showing last season by finishing the year with a 15-3 record in Conference USA play, 23-11 overall and a second-place finish in the conference standings. Their record was enough for …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee State athletes of all realms came together Thursday night at the Tucker Theater in celebration of the Raiders’ Choice Awards. The sixth annual ESPY-like event honored athletes for their accomplishments both on and off the field. From Player of the Year to Play of the …