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A conference championship has eluded Middle Tennessee’s Kermit Davis for 14 years as the head coach of the Blue Raiders. That was until his team defeated Old Dominion 55-53 in the Conference USA championship game on Saturday afternoon, punching their ticket to the NCAA Tournament and securing their first conference championship since 1989. “In my …

Middle Tennessee played in their second-straight Conference USA championship game Saturday. The Blue Raiders out-lasted Old Dominion 55-53, increasing their all-time record against the Monarchs to 6-0 to win their first conference championship since 1989. “It’s the best feeling in the world. As far as my career, it’s the best memory I’ll ever have, … and …

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 …

Perrin Buford MTSU Basketball

Photo by Darian Lindsay // Staff Photographer  Middle Tennessee (13-5, 5-1 C-USA) welcomed the University of North Texas (7-12 2-4 C-USA) to Murphy Center as the Blue Raiders continued their conference schedule on Thursday night. Coming into this game, the Blue Raiders were riding a four-game win streak and were hoping to make it five. At …

Kermit Davis MTSU Basketball

Photo by Gregory French // Sidelines Archive Middle Tennessee (12-5, 4-1 C-USA) took on Old Dominion (9-9, 2-3 C-USA) Saturday afternoon. Ed Simpson Jr. was the difference maker in the second half, securing a 64-61 victory for the Blue Raiders and the 400th career win for Head Coach Kermit Davis. Old Dominion showed last season why they’re …

Ty Petty

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 …