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Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (4-1) won their second straight game on Tuesday as they defeated the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (2-2) by a score of 85-72. Middle Tennessee gave up the first bucket of the game on a Ricky Doyle lay-up, but they locked down on defense after …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Following a tough loss at home on Thursday night against Belmont, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-1) g0t a big win on the road over in-state rival Tennessee State on Saturday by a score of 75-65. Middle Tennessee got off to a 14-0 run after Tennessee State guard …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The college basketball season is officially underway, and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-0) made a strong opening statement with a 104-52 blowout win against the Trevecca Trojans Friday morning. Nick King led all scorers with 17 points and recorded a game-high six rebounds. The Blue Raiders were …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Carl Coates / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders stepped foot on the hardwood for first time this season on Thursday evening against the Arkansas Fort Smith Lions. Middle Tennessee came in with a younger squad to start the season and there was …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / MTSU Sidelines The familiar sound of squeaking sneakers, constructive criticism and bouncing basketballs rang throughout Murphy Center on Oct. 9, as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders held their first practice of the 2017-18 season. The Blue Raiders are looking to build off the success of two consecutive seasons that resulted …

Story by Tim Carroll / Contributing Writer Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee men’s basketbal team enjoyed a highly successful 2016-17 campaign. It was a season that saw them go 17-1 in Conference USA and 31-5 overall. This included their second consecutive conference tournament title and the school’s first ever regular …