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MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (19-16) will host Kent State (21-11) in Murphy Center in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament on Thursday night. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs. Both programs faced both Akron and Texas-El Paso this season. MTSU defeated Akron in its only regular-season matchup, while Kent State …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Juniors Perrin Buford and DJ Jones carried Middle Tennessee (19-16) in its run to the Conference USA Championship Game Saturday. The two juniors were named to the all-tournament team after the title game. Buford led the way for the Blue Raiders, scoring 13.8 points per game. Jones averaged 10.8 points per game, …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Middle Tennessee (19-16) saw its conference tournament streak end Saturday, falling in the C-USA Championship to Alabama-Birmingham 73-60 at Legacy Arena. MTSU was looking for its first conference tournament title since 1989 when they were a part of the Ohio Valley Conference, and its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2013. The Blazers …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Middle Tennessee (19-15) pulled off another strong upset Friday behind the lights-out second half shooting of junior DJ Jones, defeating second-seeded UTEP 53-50 to advance to the Conference USA Championship Game Saturday. The sixth-seeded Blue Raiders will face fourth-seeded UAB in the title game. MTSU found themselves trailing throughout the first half. …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Middle Tennessee (18-15) kept their NCAA tournament hopes alive Thursday, upsetting third-seeded Old Dominion 59-52, advancing to the Conference-USA tournament semifinals. The Blue Raiders got out to a quick start in Thursday’s contest, leading 7-0 over the Monarchs at the 13:12 mark. MTSU came out strong on defense, holding ODU scoreless for …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Despite Perrin Buford’s career-high 29 points, Middle Tennessee (15-14, 8-8 C-USA) fell to Alabama-Birmingham (16-13, 12-4 C-USA) in triple overtime, 100-95. The Blazers controlled the majority of the first half on the back of freshman Chris Cokley’s eight points. The scoring was relatively even for the Blue Raiders. Junior Darnell Harris chipped …