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Story by Calvin White/ Sports Editor Murfreesboro- The Middle Tennessee women’s basketball team (4-2) dominated defensively, holding the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (3-3) to just 45 points in a lopsided 83-45 victory at the Murphy Center on Thursday morning. Sophomore guard Courtney Blakely was inserted into the starting lineup in place of defensive anchor Alexis …

Story by Calvin White/Sports Editor Murfreesboro- Air-tight defense and a dominant paint presence helped lead MTSU women’s basketball (2-1) past the Belmont Bruins (1-2) 80-62 Wednesday night at the Murphy Center. The Lady Raiders were like a boa constrictor all night on defense, forcing Belmont into 17 first half turnovers to help it gain an …

Story by Luke Cameron/ Contributing Writer The Lady Raiders return most of its roster from last season, with the notable exception of point guard Dor Saar. Stepping into the point guard role is Savannah Wheeler, a Marshall transfer who led Conference USA in scoring last season with over 20 points a game. Wheeler, forward Courtney …

Story by Calvin White / Contributing Writer Erasing a 22-point deficit wasn’t enough for the Lady Raiders to pull out a victory as a magical season came to an end in Murfreesboro Thursday night after Seton Hall defeated the Lady Raiders 74-73 in the final four of the WNIT to advance to the championship game …

Story by Ayanna Bronner / Contributing Writer With a back-and-forth, 73-71 overtime win Monday evening, Middle Tennessee (27-7) advanced to the semifinals of the WNIT after answering the relentless pressure of the Toledo Lady Rockets (29-6).  “This was a great atmosphere and that’s what you expect when you reach this point of a postseason tournament,” …

Story by Calvin White / Contributing Writer In college basketball, the month of March and the word adversity go hand in hand. The Lady Raiders were down double digits early, but that didn’t matter as they clawed their way back for a 55-53 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores in the sweet 16 of the WNIT. …