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Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (16-5, 8-1) dominated the University of Texas-El Paso Miners (7-14, 2-7) by a score of 81-50 to win their 14th consecutive conference home game on Saturday night. The game was a one-sided affair from the opening tip as senior Brandon Walters scored two quick lay-ups …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University was filled to capacity on Saturday night, and it created a loud and hostile environment that was equivalent to the intensity that the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry produces. “I’ve never been in a Middle Tennessee-Western Kentucky …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines It certainly was not pretty, but the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (10-4, 2-0) escaped a hard-fought game against Conference USA foe Florida International (7-8, 1-1) with a win in overtime by a final score of 71-66. Both teams started the game slow, as they committed a multitude …

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 …