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Photo by Chandler Shrode / Staff Photographer  Middle Tennessee men’s basketball held their first practice of the 2016-2017 season Tuesday inside Murphy Center. Head Coach Kermit Davis is entering his 15th year with the Blue Raiders and is looking to take another team deep into March. The first practice included individual drills, competitive defense and rebounding drills, live 5-on-5 …

Photo by: MT Athletics//Brent Beerends Middle Tennessee (5-2) took on South Alabama (3-5) at the Murphy Center on Saturday evening, just days after losing a heartbreaker to nationally acclaimed VCU. The Blue Raiders were able to pull out the 68-55 victory over the Jaguars, even after turning the ball over 19 times. The Blue Raiders …

Photo by: MT Athletics//Brent Beerends The Middle Tennessee Men’s Basketball (4-2) team took on Virginia Commonwealth University (5-2) on Wednesday night in their home opener after playing their first five games on the road. The Blue Raiders’ costly last-minute turnover would be the determining factor in the 62-56 loss to VCU. The Blue Raiders came out firing …

Thursday’s game was the last tune-up for Middle Tennessee men’s basketball before the team heads to Murray, Kentucky to take on Murray State. The Blue Raiders were sluggish in the first half, and struggled with perimeter defense for most of Thursday’s contest. Sophomore Giddy Potts was pivotal for the team in the second half, finishing with …