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Story by Calvin White / Contributing Writer Frisco, Texas – Deandre Dishman and Eli Lawrence were key pieces in MTSU’s 66-59 overtime win over the UTEP Miners as the men’s basketball team began conference tournament play. “You can just feel the difference in postseason play,” Blue Raider head coach Nick McDevitt said. “The intensity of …

Story by Calvin White / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee men’s and women’s basketball teams travel to Frisco, TX to begin the Conference USA tournament and play for a chance to punch their ticket to the big dance. Both teams earned a double bye in the tournament which means neither team will play until Thursday, …

Story by Quenterious Mabone / Contributing Writer In their final home game of the regular season, the Blue Raiders men’s basketball team achieved a 69-52 win over the second seed Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday to win the Conference USA East Division Title. The game was a low scoring affair, with both teams emphasizing defense …

Story by Elisha Nelson / Contributing Writer The Blue Raiders men’s basketball team continues to find its groove in the Murphy Center after 50-point second half was enough to overcome a tough defensive effort by Marshall. The Thundering Herd (11-18, 4-12 C-USA) dropped their second game to Middle Tennessee (21-7, 12-3 C-USA) this season 74-65, …

Story by Calvin White / Contributing Writer An electric Murphy Center crowd helped the Blue Raiders cruise past UTEP 77-59 for their 15th straight home win and 20th overall on the season. Middle Tennessee had five players score at least nine points, and Donovan Sims led the way with 17 points on 70 percent shooting. …

Story by Calvin White / Contributing Writer Josh Jefferson’s 30 point night leads the Blue Raiders to a 78-63 win over the Charlotte 49ers. For the second game in a row, a second half spark helped MT run away from their opponent.   Jefferson finished shooting 9-13 from the field, 4-7 from beyond the arc, and 8-9 …