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Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (31-4) are moving on to the Round of 32 to face the Butler Bulldogs after defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers (24-10) with a final score of 81-72 Thursday night. The Blue Raiders become the fourth team ever to be seeded 12th or lower …

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Photo courtesy of MTSU Sidelines The twelfth-seeded Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (30-4) are set to play the fifth-seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers (24-9) the NCAA Round of 64 in Milwaukee on Thursday. Just a year after winning only two conference games in the Big 10, the Gophers made impressive strides under head coach Richard Pitino by …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (30-4) are on their way to the NCAA Tournament after an exciting 83-72 victory over the Marshall Thundering Herd (20-15). Giddy Potts opened the game with two threes to give MT a quick 6-0 lead, something that was a pleasant sight to see …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (29-4) are in the Conference USA Championship game after two blow-out victories over UTSA and UTEP. Their final hurdle in their quest to their second straight title is the Marshall Thundering Herd (20-14). After defeating Florida Atlantic on Wednesday, the Herd took down …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (29-4) are moving on to the Conference USA Championship game on Saturday night after a dominant 82-56 victory over the UTEP Miners (15-17). After giving up the first basket of the game, the Blue Raiders used a quick 7-0 run to take an …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor After a dominating regular season and a decisive victory over UTSA in the Conference USA quarterfinal, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (28-4) are another step closer to their goals to repeat as conference champions. While they relied on their version of the “big three” in JaCorey Williams, Reggie …