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Photo by Tyler Lamb / MTSU Sidelines Rick Insell became MTSU’s all-time winningest basketball coach Saturday evening after the Blue Raiders’ 61-46 win over North Texas at Murphy Center, passing former men’s head coach Kermit Davis. The win is another in a long line of signature wins and notable benchmarks reached over the decade and a half …

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 Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Two of the best defenses in Conference USA squared off on Thursday night in the Murphy Center, as the Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders (11-7, 3-2) battled the Mean Green of North Texas (11-6, 2-3). The defensive slugfest played out in favor of MTSU, who came away with the …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Story by Cody Strickler / Staff Writer Middle Tennessee (13-3, 3-0 C-USA) finished their two-game conference road trip with a 79-68 win against the North Texas Mean Green (6-10, 0-4 C-USA) on Saturday afternoon. MTSU started slowly, but came through with points off the bench. The Blue Raiders had a …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders (7-6, 2-0 C-USA) grabbed their third-straight win in Thursday’s game against Rice (9-5, 0-3 C-USA). inside the Murphy Center. Strong performances from Ty Petty (24 points) and Alex Johnson (22 points) helped give MTSU the win 71-61 in front of 2,806 fans. Scoring was …

Photo by Ambre Rogue / Staff Photographer Story by Cody Strickler / Staff Writer Middle Tennessee (5-24, 2-12 C-USA) was looking to close out the season with a victory against the North Texas Mean Green (13-16, 7-7 C-USA). The young group of Blue Raiders were outmatched in the season finale, falling 3-0. While the team didn’t …