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Photo by Meagan White // Sidelines Archive The MTSU men’s basketball team’s backcourt has been banged-up all season, forcing different players to step up and run the offense. With the losses of guards Jacob Ivory (concussions) and Ed Simpson (ankle), Middle Tennessee has searched for a viable floor leader. Giddy Potts, Ivory, Qua Copeland and Xavier …

March Madness is officially here. And the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, after winning the C-USA Championship against Old Dominion Saturday, know who, and where, they’ll be playing. MTSU coach Kermit Davis and the Blue Raiders drew a No. 15 seed and will head west to St. Louis in the hopes of upsetting No. 2 seed …

A conference championship has eluded Middle Tennessee’s Kermit Davis for 14 years as the head coach of the Blue Raiders. That was until his team defeated Old Dominion 55-53 in the Conference USA championship game on Saturday afternoon, punching their ticket to the NCAA Tournament and securing their first conference championship since 1989. “In my …

Middle Tennessee played in their second-straight Conference USA championship game Saturday. The Blue Raiders out-lasted Old Dominion 55-53, increasing their all-time record against the Monarchs to 6-0 to win their first conference championship since 1989. “It’s the best feeling in the world. As far as my career, it’s the best memory I’ll ever have, … and …

It’s all systems go for Middle Tennessee sophomore guard, Giddy Potts. Potts, who suffered a concussion during MTSU’s loss against WKU on Feb. 25, underwent tests Monday, eventually being cleared by trainers for full contact in practice this week in preparation for Thursday’s Conference-USA Tournament matchup. The Athens, Alabama native, missed the last three contests …

Middle Tennessee (21-9, 13-5 C-USA) beat Florida International (13-18, 7-11 C-USA) 61-58 in Miami on a buzzer-beating three-pointer from senior guard JaQawn Raymond. Raymond and senior Perrin Buford finished the game with 10 points. Junior forward Reggie Upshaw recorded yet another double-double, finishing with 22 points and 13 rebounds. The Blue Raiders won this game …