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Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor It was a fight to the end Saturday night, but the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (31-5) saw their season come to an end with a 74-65 loss to the Butler Bulldogs in round two of the NCAA tournament. The Blue Raiders struggled at both ends for most of …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor With the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (31-4) set to play the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday night, the team knows they will need all hands on deck in order to reach the Sweet 16. While players like Reggie Upshaw, JaCorey Williams and Giddy Potts provide a consistent offensive threat, …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (31-4) are moving on to the Round of 32 to face the Butler Bulldogs after defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers (24-10) with a final score of 81-72 Thursday night. The Blue Raiders become the fourth team ever to be seeded 12th or lower …

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Photo courtesy of MTSU Sidelines The twelfth-seeded Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (30-4) are set to play the fifth-seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers (24-9) the NCAA Round of 64 in Milwaukee on Thursday. Just a year after winning only two conference games in the Big 10, the Gophers made impressive strides under head coach Richard Pitino by …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor With the conclusion of one of the best seasons in school history, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (27-4, 17-1)  now turn their focus to the Conference USA tournament. Before that however, three Blue Raiders were honored with all-conference awards for their standout seasons. Senior JaCorey Williams was a …

Photos by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines Sports Editor Tyler Lamb contributed to this article On a night where the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (27-4, 17-1) handily defeated the FAU Owls (10-19, 6-12)  by a score of 93-59, the biggest surprise occurred off the court in the form of senior Reggie Upshaw’s little brother Gage. Gage is …