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A half court buzzer-beating heave from Morgan Robinson gave Florida Atlantic a 10-point halftime lead, as the Owls shot 8-for-14 from beyond the arc in the first half. Middle Tennessee (19-8, 13-3 C-USA) trailed for most of the game against Florida Atlantic (13-14, 5-11 C-USA) on Thursday night before battling back to beat the Owls …

Photo by John Rollins // Staff Photographer  Middle Tennessee (17-7, 11-2 C-USA) took on Southern Miss (12-11, 5-7 C-USA) in their annual Play 4 Kay game, honoring former NC State women’s basketball head coach Kay Yow. The Blue Raiders won their eighth straight game, beating Southern Miss 74-44. The Blue Raiders started out 0-for-4 from the field …

Middle Tennessee (15-7, 9-2 C-USA) traveled to Miami to take on Florida International (3-19, 1-10 C-USA) on Saturday, cruising past the Golden Panthers 85-62. This game was not as lopsided as it may appear from the final score. Florida International led after the first quarter, but the Blue Raiders buckled down and put on a …

Photo by Austin Lewis // Sidelines Archive Middle Tennessee (11-7, 5-2 C-USA) traveled to Houston to take on the Rice Owls (3-15, 2-5 C-USA) as they continued conference play. Saturday’s game proved to be the total opposite of the Thursday’s blowout win, as it came down to the final seconds, with the Blue Raiders holding …

Photo by Austin Lewis // Sidelines Archive Middle Tennessee (10-7, 4-2 C-USA) traveled to Denton, Texas to take on the North Texas Mean Green (7-9, 2-4 C-USA) on Thursday evening. The Blue Raiders soared to a 76-52 win over their conference opponent, behind improving post play. The Blue Raiders bounced back from their devastating loss …

Story by Jonathan Clark // Staff Writer | Photo by Austin Lewis // Sidelines Archive There were six seconds left to play as freshman forward Alex Johnson sank one of two free throws to tie the game at 58. Johnson failed to capitalize on the second and as the Monarchs moved up the court, Columbia, Tennessee, native …