Photo gallery: Blue Raiders vs. Butler | NCAA second-round

Reggie Upshaw (30) and JaCorey Williams (22) walk the hall to their locker room following an NCAA Tournament second-round game against Butler in Milwaukee, WI on March 19, 2017. (MTSU Sidelines/Tyler Lamb)

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor

The Blue Raiders’ magical season finally came to a close on Saturday night when they took a 74-65 loss to the Butler Bulldogs in round two of the NCAA tournament. 

On a bazaar night where Giddy Potts, Ed Simpson and Tyrik Dixon were held scoreless, backup guard Antwain Johnson took over. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound sophomore notched a career-high 19 points to go along with six assists.

Despite the efforts of JaCorey Williams (20 points) and Reggie Upshaw (12 points), MTSU was unable to pull out a win over the perennial Bulldogs.

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