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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 …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are experiencing a unique opportunity this holiday season, as they are participating in the Diamond Head Classic tournament in Hawaii this season. In most seasons, college teams play their pre-conference tournament during the week or weekend of Thanksgiving. This year is different for …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Blue Raiders (7-2) suffered a tough loss at the hands of the Auburn Tigers (9-1) at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday night by a score of 76-70. MTSU was led by senior guard Giddy Potts, who scored a game-high 19 points on 4-9 shooting from …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider basketball team (6-1) pulled off a hard-earned victory against the Vanderbilt Commodores (3-6) on Wednesday night. It was a back-and-forth affair in Nashville, as the game saw six ties and nine lead changes. Nick King led the Blue Raiders in points with 23 …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines One of the more essential qualities that a team needs to have in order to withstand the grueling process of the college basketball season is depth. The most successful teams in the history of the sport have made late tournament runs in March because of their flexibility and …