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By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Cold shooting down the stretch doomed Middle Tennessee (21-9) in a 65-53 loss to Southern Mississippi (22-9) at Legacy Arena Friday, ousting them in the Conference-USA semifinals. MTSU was looking to make it to its second-straight C-USA title game. The loss now puts its NCAA Tournament hopes …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Middle Tennessee (21-8) used a dominating second half to hammer Louisiana Tech 77-58 at Bartow Arena, advancing to the semifinal round of the Conference USA tournament. It was a tight game the whole first half, as neither team led by double digits. MTSU jumped out to a …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (20-8, 14-4 C-USA) used a dominating second half performance to erase a four-point halftime deficit to defeat Florida Atlantic 73-60 on Senior Day Saturday. Things got off to a shaky start for the Blue Raiders at the Murphy Center as the Owls (13-16, 7-11 C-USA) got …

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee (19-8, 13-4 C-USA) used a 22-2 run at the end of the first half to spark a dominating performance Thursday, blowing out Florida International (3-25, 0-17 C-USA) by a final of 79-30. The Blue Raiders and the Panthers were tied for a total of 41 seconds Thursday afternoon, in a …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Cold shooting and missed free throws down the stretch doomed Middle Tennessee (18-8, 12-4 C-USA) in a 62-57 loss to Alabama-Birmingham Saturday in the Murphy Center. Playing for the first time since senior forward Cheyenne Parker was dismissed from the team for repeated violations of the athletic department …