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Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines With conference play beginning and the meat of their schedule behind them, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (9-4, 1-0) find themselves in prime position to get back to the NCAA Tournament. One thing become astonishingly clear in non-conference play: while this team has the depth that last year’s …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are experiencing a unique opportunity this holiday season, as they are participating in the Diamond Head Classic tournament in Hawaii this season. In most seasons, college teams play their pre-conference tournament during the week or weekend of Thanksgiving. This year is different for …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Blue Raiders (7-2) suffered a tough loss at the hands of the Auburn Tigers (9-1) at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday night by a score of 76-70. MTSU was led by senior guard Giddy Potts, who scored a game-high 19 points on 4-9 shooting from …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines For the second time this season, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (5-1) defeated the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (6-3). The teams first met on Nov. 21 in Murfreesboro, a game that resulted in an 85-72 Blue Raider victory. Middle Tennessee started off slow in Fort Myers, Florida, on …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines One of the more essential qualities that a team needs to have in order to withstand the grueling process of the college basketball season is depth. The most successful teams in the history of the sport have made late tournament runs in March because of their flexibility and …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (4-1) won their second straight game on Tuesday as they defeated the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (2-2) by a score of 85-72. Middle Tennessee gave up the first bucket of the game on a Ricky Doyle lay-up, but they locked down on defense after …