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Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee (31-4) sent Minnesota (24-10) back home after a 81-72 win Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. After slow start which saw them go down 7-0, the Blue Raiders turned on the jets, coming back, taking the lead and never giving it up. …

Photo by Kevin Martin / Contributor & Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee takes on Minnesota Thursday in what could be one the biggest games in the history of the basketball program. There is a lot at stake for both parties but for MTSU, they are hoping to build off their success they gained in …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Lady Raiders had a first round bye on Wednesday and they would need all the rest they could get for the physical game against Rice on Thursday. The Lady Raiders squeezed out a 61-59 victory, giving them a spot in the semifinals against the winner of the …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee basketball continues their C-USA domination without even having played a tournament game. Wednesday morning, head coach Kermit Davis was named C-USA Coach of the Year while JaCorey Williams was awarded the conference Player of the Year. While Davis has been awarded the conference coach of the year …

Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines Story by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Saturday’s night’s final home game of the season was bittersweet in a sense that MTSU dominated the scoreboard, but also said goodbye to four top-notch athletes. Reggie Upshaw, JaCorey Williams, Xavier Habersham, and Aldonis Foote are all four important members of …

Photo and video by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor  This past Sunday afternoon, Middle Tennessee women’s basketball head coach Rick Insell learned that he would be one of six members enshrined into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame as a part of the 2017 class.  Just a few days have passed since the news broke and …