Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders put their 8-game winning streak on the line when they took on Virginia Commonwealth in Richmond, Virginia. The matchup was back-and-forth the entire second half, but the streak that started on Nov. 22 over Toledo concluded in an 80-77 loss on Saturday. The offense …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee defeated the Belmont Bruins 79-66 in a hard-fought matchup at the Curb Event Center in Nashville. Belmont showed their three-point ability and led in the second half, but it was the Blue Raiders that got in the last word, pulling away in the end. MTSU started …

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Photo by Gregory French / Sidelines Archive The Blue Raiders came out on Tuesday hungry for a win after falling to Tennessee State over the weekend. Kermit Davis’ signature 1-3-1 defense worked wonders for his team, as they were able to stifle Toledo all evening long in the 80-70 win. JaCorey Williams set the tone …

Photo by Meagan White / Sidelines Archive The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider men’s basketball team team took the court for the first time of the 2016 season on Thursday. They faced the North Alabama Lions at Murphy Center for an exhibition showdown. The Blue Raiders shined in convincing fashion and found success from behind the …

Kermit Davis MTSU Basketball

For now, Middle Tennessee basketball fans can breathe a sigh of relief after rumors swirled, per NOLA.com, about MTSU head coach Kermit Davis and the head coaching vacancy at Memphis. “All I’ll ever do is comment about the job I have, and I have a great one here at Middle Tennessee,” Davis said. “We’re very …

Photo by Chandler Shrode / Staff Photographer  Middle Tennessee men’s basketball held their first practice of the 2016-2017 season Tuesday inside Murphy Center. Head Coach Kermit Davis is entering his 15th year with the Blue Raiders and is looking to take another team deep into March. The first practice included individual drills, competitive defense and rebounding drills, live 5-on-5 …