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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 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 Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor It was the biggest win for Middle Tennessee in school history. MTSU became the eighth No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 seed, defeating Michigan State 90-81 at the Scottrade Center. Prior to the win, the Blue Raiders had an all-time record of 0-22 against top-ten …

Photo by: UAA Athletic Communications//Sam Wasson The Middle Tennessee men’s basketball (4-1) traveled to Anchorage, Alaska to participate in the Great Alaska Shootout over the Thanksgiving break, their first real test of the season. The Blue Raiders came out early and secured pivotal close wins, then used second half poise in the final to take …

MIAMI, Fla. — Middle Tennessee (16-15, 9-9 CUSA) used a strong first half to secure their first road win in seven attempts, defeating FAU (9-20, 2-16 CUSA), 77-54. The Blue Raiders entered Saturday’s contest looking to snap a six game road losing streak. In each of those contests, Middle Tennessee suffered from slow starts, and …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer Despite some late game heroics, Middle Tennessee (13-10, 6-4 C-USA) managed to hang on for a 61-51 win over Southern Mississippi (6-15, 1-9 C-USA). It was a strong start on offense from the beginning as the Blue Raiders used an 8-3 run to take a 21-11 lead with 7:49 left …