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Photo courtesy of Go Blue Raiders The force was with Middle Tennessee (7-2), as they routed Belmont (7-5) 83-62 on Star Wars night at the Murphy Center. The Blue Raiders’ margin of victory, 21, was the largest against Belmont since December 7, 1985, when the team hung 100 points on the Bruins to win by 29. …

Middle Tennessee (6-2) traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to take on the Auburn Tigers (4-2) at Bridgestone Arena, the home of the Nashville Predators. The Blue Raiders would eventually win 88-81 after overcoming a last-second shot by Auburn’s Kareem Canty that sent the game into overtime tied at 73. The Tigers began the game strong, jumping …

Photo by: UAA Athletic Communications//Sam Wasson The Middle Tennessee men’s basketball (4-1) traveled to Anchorage, Alaska to participate in the Great Alaska Shootout over the Thanksgiving break, their first real test of the season. The Blue Raiders came out early and secured pivotal close wins, then used second half poise in the final to take …

By Steven Johnson | Contributing Writer As the final buzzer sounded on Middle Tennessee’s men’s basketball season last Wednesday, it brought to an end a disappointing season for the Blue Raiders. They finished only two games above .500 (19-17) and barely earned a bid to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, which is college basketball’s third postseason tournament …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (19-17) was looking to make a deep run in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, but its season ended Wednesday night in Murphy Center as Kent State (22-11) took down the Blue Raiders, 68-56, in the first round. MTSU was looking to mirror its run from the Conference USA Championship last week, but poor …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (19-16) will host Kent State (21-11) in Murphy Center in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament on Thursday night. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs. Both programs faced both Akron and Texas-El Paso this season. MTSU defeated Akron in its only regular-season matchup, while Kent State …