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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (25-8, 16-3) were eliminated from the National Invitation Tournament on Sunday night, as they fell to the Louisville Cardinals (22-13, 9-9) by a score of 84-68 in front of an energetic crowd of 13,050. It was an intense back-and-forth affair early, as …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines After losing to the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in the Conference USA Tournament and failing to earn an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (25-7) opened up play in the National Invitation Tournament with a dominant 91-64 win over the Vermont Catamounts (27-8). …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines A game that was supposed to be remembered as the last home game for four Middle Tennessee (24-6, 16-2) seniors will go down as a crushing upset, as they were defeated by the Marshall Thundering Herd (21-10, 12-6) for the second time this season by a score …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines In college athletics, second or third chances are hard to come by. When a player arrives at the last stop of their collegiate career, it can either make them or break them. For Middle Tennessee forward Nick King, his last stop has turned out to be his most …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines History was made Monday morning on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. The Blue Raiders received enough votes to rank in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time in school history. The Blue Raiders make their debut at 24, just ahead of the Florida …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines For the second time this season, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (22-5, 14-1) defeated the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (16-12, 7-8) by a score of 87-70. The win was also Kermit Davis‘ 400th Division I win of his career. This was the 12th true road victory for the Blue …