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Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Middle Tennessee junior forward Reggie Upshaw’s Twitter username is “TheRegister347.” And much like his Twitter handle might indicate, Upshaw and his Blue Raider teammates are still trying to register their upset win over No. 2 seed Michigan State. “I say it set in late last night, early …

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, …

Photo by Sarah Taylor // Managing Editor Coming into this season, Middle Tennessee head coach Kermit Davis had the ability to play as many as 11 players each game due to the ample amount of depth in the backcourt. This luxury disappeared when injuries began to pile up for the Blue Raiders. Over the course …

Photo by Meagan White // Sidelines Archive The Conference USA champion Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders were bequeathed a No. 15 seed on Selection Sunday, drawing a matchup with No. 2 seed Michigan State in this year’s NCAA Tournament. MTSU has three senior players that have been irreplaceable cogs in Kermit Davis’ system in JaQawn Raymond, Perrin …

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Story by Tyler Lamb // Staff Writer No. 2 seed Middle Tennessee took on No. 3 seed Marshall on Friday night in a conference semifinal matchup, with the Blue Raiders pulling out a 99-90 victory to advance to their second-straight C-USA Championship game. MTSU got out to a rocky start, shooting a mere 4-of-12 from …

Photo by Meagan White // Staff Photographer Story by Tyler Lamb // Staff Writer No. 2 seed Middle Tennessee beat No. 10 seed Charlotte 79-61 in a quarterfinal matchup Thursday night to advance to the Conference-USA semifinals in Birmingham, Alabama. In a game that saw seven lead changes in the first half, the Blue Raiders dominated …