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Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Ignited by 10 first half three-pointers, the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (4-14, 1-4) knocked off the UTSA Roadrunners (10-8, 4-1) by a score of 89-86 on Thursday night at the Murphy Center to give them their first victory since Nov. 16, 2018. Reigning C-USA freshman of the …

Photo courtesy of MT Athletics Story by David Jones / Sports Reporter The Blue Raiders played another rivalry game as they made the short bus ride to Nashville to play the Vanderbilt Commodores on Wednesday night. The Blue Raiders lost four straight games going into the game, while the Commodoores were riding a hot 5-2 …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines After a disastrous┬ásecond half versus Belmont earlier in the week, the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (3-1) overcame a slow start and a sloppy second half to put away Charleston Southern (2-2) 76-73 on Friday night at Murphy Center. MTSU was led by sharpshooter Antonio Green, who had …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The tale of two halves is a tired sports mantra, but it could not be a better description for Middle Tennessee State’s 93-72 loss at Belmont Monday night. The Blue Raiders hopped out to an early advantage and rode an excellent first half from Karl Gamble to take …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders began their 2018 campaign at Murphy Center on Tuesday night against the Lees-McRae Bobcats. The Blue Raiders captured their first victory of the new season with nearly an entirely new roster and coaching staff. New head coach Nick McDevitt replaced Kermit Davis …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The 2018-19 basketball season underwent the biggest change in Middle Tennessee State history when 16-year head coach Kermit Davis left for Ole Miss in his home state. The departure of Davis was expected after multiple NCAA tournament appearances and his extended success at MTSU. With his departure, the …