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Blue Raiders Women’s Basketball


Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders (6-5) fell to the University of Southern California Lady Trojans (9-1) by a score of 72-57 in the opening game of the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Holiday Classic on Tuesday night. Despite recovering from an early deficit, Middle Tennessee couldn’t overcome 19 …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines It is no secret in the game of basketball that the point guard is arguably the most important position on the floor. If you take a look at any successful basketball team, they all have one thing in common: great point guard play. The point guard is …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Lady Raiders faced the Rice Owls in their first contest and what could have easily been their last if it wasn’t for Abbey Sissom. Sissom’s defensive halftime adjustments saved the Lady Raiders season and allowed MT to move on to the semifinals. “A lot people missed out …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders hosted the Ohio University Bobcats on Wednesday morning in front of 8,000 Murfreesboro City School kids for the annual Education Day game. The teams fought back and forth for the first three quarters, but the Bobcats pulled away in the fourth, defeating the …

Ty Petty

Story by Jonathan Clark // Staff Writer Middle Tennessee (12-7, 6-2 C-USA) took on the Marshall Thundering Herd (13-6, 3-5 C-USA) at home, continuing conference play. The Blue Raiders took the win 65-54, behind a near triple-double performance from Junior guard Ty Petty. Ty Petty had a stellar performance in this one, finishing with 17 points, …

Middle Tennessee faithful got to see their 2015-16 Men’s and Women’s basketball teams Thursday evening during the second annual Murphy Madness. The Women’s team was introduced individually, with each player strutting out to their own walk-up music. Caroline Warden was the calm in the midst of the rowdy introductions by choosing “Sweet Caroline,” a song sang …