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2017 NCAA Tournament


Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Blue Raiders’ magical season finally came to a close on Saturday night when they took a 74-65 loss to the Butler Bulldogs in round two of the NCAA tournament.  On a bazaar night where Giddy Potts, Ed Simpson and Tyrik Dixon were held scoreless, backup guard Antwain Johnson took …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor It was a fight to the end Saturday night, but the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (31-5) saw their season come to an end with a 74-65 loss to the Butler Bulldogs in round two of the NCAA tournament. The Blue Raiders struggled at both ends for most of …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee (31-4) sent Minnesota (24-10) back home after a 81-72 win Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. After slow start which saw them go down 7-0, the Blue Raiders turned on the jets, coming back, taking the lead and never giving it up. …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Editor-in-Chief With a game against Butler set for Saturday night, Blue Raider head coach Kermit Davis will be looking at a team that he has tried to emulate the success of for the last few years. Before the Bulldogs became a regular in the top 25 rankings, they were …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor With the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (31-4) set to play the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday night, the team knows they will need all hands on deck in order to reach the Sweet 16. While players like Reggie Upshaw, JaCorey Williams and Giddy Potts provide a consistent offensive threat, …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (31-4) are moving on to the Round of 32 to face the Butler Bulldogs after defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers (24-10) with a final score of 81-72 Thursday night. The Blue Raiders become the fourth team ever to be seeded 12th or lower …