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Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Story by Sammi Lovvorn / Contributing Writer “It’s Miller time.” Many students and fans chant that phrase at each Middle Tennessee men’s basketball game to get redshirt sophomore walk-on Chase Miller into the game. It’s what gets the team and crowd pumped up when Miller finally checks into the game. …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee has named its new head coach, as University of North Carolina-Asheville Nick McDevitt will be replacing Kermit Davis in Murfreesboro, according to multiple sources who informed the USA Today Network-Tennessee. McDevitt, 38, comes to the program after spending both his college playing career and the start of …

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 a week of rumors and whispers around the college basketball world, Middle Tennessee Head Coach Kermit Davis has officially accepted the head coaching vacancy at Ole Miss. Davis coached at MTSU for 16 seasons, and won 332 games, six regular season championships, two conference tournament championships and …

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 Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (16-17, 9-11) pulled off a monumental upset of the top-seeded Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (24-7, 16-3) on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament. The Golden Eagles got the scoring started early, as redshirt junior Eddie Davis III knocked down a …