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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 …

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Story by Jonathan Clark // Staff Writer | Photo by Austin Lewis // Sidelines Archive The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (9-6, 3-1 C-USA) took on the Charlotte 49ers (9-6, 2-2 C-USA) in a big C-USA matchup Thursday night. The women edged out Charlotte 72-67 in their first game without junior forward Olivia Jones, who recently left the team for …

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Photo by Austin Lewis // Staff Photographer  Middle Tennessee (8-6, 2-1 C-USA) traveled to San Antonio to take on UTSA (5-9, 1-3 C-USA) in another men’s and women’s home and away double-header. The Roadrunners would cut the Blue Raiders lead late in the game, but Middle Tennessee’s veteran leadership led the team to a 74-63 …

Photo by: Daily News Journal/Helen Comer Middle Tennessee started slow in Monday’s final exhibition against Martin Methodist, but they found their groove late in the first half and didn’t let up, cruising to a 85-53 victory. After a dominating performance last Wednesday, the ceiling for Blue Raider women’s basketball was higher than ever. Wednesday’s total team …

Photo by: Daily News Journal/Helen Comer The 2015-16 basketball season is officially upon us, and the Middle Tennessee women’s team opened in style Wednesday night, cruising past NAIA opponent Coastal Georgia 106-41. The exhibition win was a big step in the right direction for a team picked to win Conference USA this season. The Blue …