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Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Blue Raiders’ magical season finally came to a close on Saturday night when they took a 74-65 loss to the Butler Bulldogs in round two of the NCAA tournament.  On a bazaar night where Giddy Potts, Ed Simpson and Tyrik Dixon were held scoreless, backup guard Antwain Johnson took …

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 …