Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines On Thursday night, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (21-5, 13-1) went on the road to take on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (13-14,6-8). It was a back-and-forth affair, but in the end, MTSU escaped with a 72-62 win. Both teams knocked down three shots from behind the arc …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The North Texas Mean Green (14-11, 7-5) gave the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (20-5, 12-1) all they could handle on Saturday. The Mean Green benefited from sophomore guard Roosevelt Smart’s monster night, as he made seemingly everything in a 32-point effort. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Blue …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (19-5, 11-1) played host to the University of Rice Owls (5-19, 2-9) Thursday night. Both teams got out to a fast start, but the Blue Raiders pulled away in the second half and grabbed a 94-75 win. Brandon Walters and Nick King …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines There really is no place quite like home. For Middle Tennessee freshman guard Donovan Sims, that age-old cliche rings true. While playing in a minimal role, Sims has played crucial minutes in some of the Blue Raiders’ biggest games. Sims becomes a local high school legend Before stepping …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The first-place Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (18-5,10-1) traveled to take on the Charlotte 49ers (5-16,1-9) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday night. It was a back-and-forth game early, but the Blue Raiders were able to hold off the 49ers by a final score of 78-73. The 49ers jumped …

Photo by Joi¬†Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (16-5, 8-1) dominated the University of Texas-El Paso Miners (7-14, 2-7) by a score of 81-50 to win their 14th consecutive conference home game on Saturday night. The game was a one-sided affair from the opening tip as senior¬†Brandon Walters scored two quick lay-ups …