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Photo by┬áDevin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders (2-0) won their home-opener Tuesday night against Tennessee Tech by a final score of 58-44. This marks 13 straight wins over the Golden Eagles for Middle Tennessee under coach Rick Insell. The Blue Raiders were without star Alex Johnson, who suffered an ankle …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Rusty Ellis / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee men’s and women’s basketball teams got their first chance in front of their fans on Thursday, when they took the court for the 2017 rendition of Murphy Madness. Both teams are looking to build off of successful …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines It is no secret in the game of basketball that the point guard is arguably the most important position on the floor. If you take a look at any successful basketball team, they all have one thing in common: great point guard play. The point guard is …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives The Middle Tennessee Lady Raider basketball team is transitioning into a new era. After four years of Ty Petty being the leader of the team, Murfreesboro native Alex Johnson will take the reigns as leader and continue the momentum of last season’s postseason run. The Lady Raiders had …

Story by Timothy Carroll / Contributing Writer Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Lady Raider basketball team enjoyed a strong showing last season by finishing the year with a 15-3 record in Conference USA play, 23-11 overall and a second-place finish in the conference standings. Their record was enough for …