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Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The North Texas Mean Green (14-11, 7-5) gave the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (20-5, 12-1) all they could handle on Saturday. The Mean Green benefited from sophomore guard Roosevelt Smart’s monster night, as he made seemingly everything in a 32-point effort. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Blue …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (19-5, 11-1) played host to the University of Rice Owls (5-19, 2-9) Thursday night. Both teams got out to a fast start, but the Blue Raiders pulled away in the second half and grabbed a 94-75 win. Brandon Walters and Nick King …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines There really is no place quite like home. For Middle Tennessee freshman guard Donovan Sims, that age-old cliche rings true. While playing in a minimal role, Sims has played crucial minutes in some of the Blue Raiders’ biggest games. Sims becomes a local high school legend Before stepping …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The first-place Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (18-5,10-1) traveled to take on the Charlotte 49ers (5-16,1-9) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday night. It was a back-and-forth game early, but the Blue Raiders were able to hold off the 49ers by a final score of 78-73. The 49ers jumped …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Story by Darius Horton / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (17-5, 9-1) strolled into Norfolk, Virginia on a three-game winning streak as they prepared to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs (16-5, 7-2). In a game that came down to the wire, the Blue Raiders used a …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Story by Darius Horton / Sports Reporter The college basketball season is in full swing and contenders are separating themselves from the pretenders in their respective conferences. The Middle Tennessee men and women’s teams are no exception, as they are both in the running for the Conference USA regular season …