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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 …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (4-1) won their second straight game on Tuesday as they defeated the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (2-2) by a score of 85-72. Middle Tennessee gave up the first bucket of the game on a Ricky Doyle lay-up, but they locked down on defense after …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Carl Coates / Sports Reporter After performing well against Murray State, Belmont and Tennessee State last week, Middle Tennessee Blue Raider forward Nick King was announced as the Conference USA Player of the Week on Monday. This is the first weekly award of King’s collegiate …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Following a tough loss at home on Thursday night against Belmont, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-1) g0t a big win on the road over in-state rival Tennessee State on Saturday by a score of 75-65. Middle Tennessee got off to a 14-0 run after Tennessee State guard …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Walking into Murphy Center is stepping into the house that Kermit Davis built. On the walls in the foyer, murals of NCAA tournament victories capture the games’ biggest moments. Banners of past championships and tournament appearances hang from the ceilings. A wall that runs the length of …