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Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The 2018-19 basketball season underwent the biggest change in Middle Tennessee State history when 16-year head coach Kermit Davis left for Ole Miss in his home state. The departure of Davis was expected after multiple NCAA tournament appearances and his extended success at MTSU. With his departure, the …

Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (16-17, 9-11) pulled off a monumental upset of the top-seeded Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (24-7, 16-3) on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament. The Golden Eagles got the scoring started early, as redshirt junior Eddie Davis III knocked down a …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Seniors Nick King and Giddy Potts were each named to a Conference USA All-Conference Team on Monday, while sophomore point guard Tyrik Dixon was named to the All-Defensive Team. King racks up postseason accolades King was named to the C-USA First Team, along with Marshall’s Jon Elmore, …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines In front of a raucous Murphy Center crowd, the 24th-ranked Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (24-5, 16-1) accomplished something that they’ve been trying to do for years. With their 82-64 win over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (22-8, 14-3), the Blue Raiders won the Conference USA regular season title and …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Story by Devin P.¬†Grimes / Contributing Writer For the first time in school history, the 24th-ranked Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (23-5, 15-1) entered historic Murphy Center as a ranked team. The announcement did not distract this Top 25 team on Saturday night, as they dominated the University …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines On Thursday night, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (21-5, 13-1) went on the road to take on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (13-14,6-8). It was a back-and-forth affair, but in the end, MTSU escaped with a 72-62 win. Both teams knocked down three shots from behind the arc …