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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 David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (13-5, 5-1) kicked off their tough stretch with a 73-63 loss to the Marshall Thundering Herd (13-6, 4-2)  last Thursday night. The game was expected to be a wide-open contest and featured the top scorers in C-USA with MTSU forward Nick King and Thundering …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines  Getting off to a strong start in conference play is always a crucial part of determining seeding in the conference tournament and seeing how the rest of the league stacks up. Since the 2015-2016 season, the Blue Raiders are 35-6 in Conference USA play and have been the team to …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines It certainly was not pretty, but the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (10-4, 2-0) escaped a hard-fought game against Conference USA foe Florida International (7-8, 1-1) with a win in overtime by a final score of 71-66. Both teams started the game slow, as they committed a multitude …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines With conference play beginning and the meat of their schedule behind them, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (9-4, 1-0) find themselves in prime position to get back to the NCAA Tournament. One thing become astonishingly clear in non-conference play: while this team has the depth that last year’s …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines  Coming into the 2017-2018 season, the experienced backcourt unit was expected to be the strength of the Middle Tennessee basketball team. Early in the season, however, it’s been the frontcourt tandem of Brandon “Big B” Walters and Nick King that has been the main difference between winning and losing big …