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Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (29-4) are in the Conference USA Championship game after their one-sided 82-56 victory over the UTEP Miners (15-17). While players like JaCorey Williams, Reggie Upshaw and Giddy Potts are the backbone of the team, it’s been the play of guys like Ed Simpson, …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines After a hard-fought win against Rice, the Lady Raiders prepare to square off against Southern Mississippi in the Conference USA Semifinals. The last time these two teams met, Middle Tennessee was blown out in Hattiesburg by a score of 81-61. Southern Miss is a good team, placing third …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Lady Raiders faced the Rice Owls in their first contest and what could have easily been their last if it wasn’t for Abbey Sissom. Sissom’s defensive halftime adjustments saved the Lady Raiders season and allowed MT to move on to the semifinals. “A lot people missed out …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Lady Raiders had a first round bye on Wednesday and they would need all the rest they could get for the physical game against Rice on Thursday. The Lady Raiders squeezed out a 61-59 victory, giving them a spot in the semifinals against the winner of the …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Conference-USA tournament in underway and teams are vying for a spot in the NCAA tournament. Middle Tennessee finished second in the conference and had a bye to start the tournament. The Lady Raiders will open tournament play against the Rice Owls on Thursday. The last time these …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor With the regular season wrapped up, the Lady Raiders find themselves in a good position to succeed in postseason play, largely because of the play of four Raiders who were honored over the weekend. Senior and Murfreesboro native Ty Petty was named to the All-Conference USA first team …