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Photo by Gregory French | Staff Photographer Middle Tennessee opened the 2016 Women’s NCAA tournament Saturday hoping to follow the men’s team with an upset of their own. The Lady Raiders came into Saturday’s contest against Florida State in College Station, Texas, with a defensive focus and sought to keep the Seminole guards from taking over …

The point guard has always been held as one of the most important positons in basketball and for good reason. A great point guard can take a team to the next level, move a program from pretender to contender and help solidify a championship run. Ty Petty is that point guard for the Lady Raiders. She’s …

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 Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Middle Tennessee junior forward Reggie Upshaw took a collective breath and raised his arms to the Scottrade Center ceiling. The upset was complete. The No. 15 seed Blue Raiders had just sealed one of the biggest upsets in NCAA tournament history, knocking off the two-seeded Michigan State …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Only seven No. 15 seeds have ever defeated a No. 2 seed in NCAA history. That number didn’t matter to Middle Tennessee head coach Kermit Davis and the Blue Raiders, as MTSU shocked the tournament field with a 90-81 victory over the two-seeded Michigan State Spartans. But, …

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders won’t just be taking on Michigan State, but history as well. Prior to this year’s NCAA tournament, only seven No. 15 seeds in NCAA history have managed to upset a No. 2 seed. That’s good for an all-time record of 117-7. The last occurrence of a 15-seeded team shocking the …