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Photo by Meagan White // Sidelines Archive The Conference USA champion Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders were bequeathed a No. 15 seed on Selection Sunday, drawing a matchup with No. 2 seed Michigan State in this year’s NCAA Tournament. MTSU has three senior players that have been irreplaceable cogs in Kermit Davis’ system in JaQawn Raymond, Perrin …

March Madness is officially here. And the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, after winning the C-USA Championship against Old Dominion Saturday, know who, and where, they’ll be playing. MTSU coach Kermit Davis and the Blue Raiders drew a No. 15 seed and will head west to St. Louis in the hopes of upsetting No. 2 seed …

The Lady Raiders were able to complete the Conference USA sweep by beating Old Dominion 70-54 on Saturday night, after the men’s team defeated the same opponent 55-53 earlier Saturday afternoon. “To be a coach and to stand on the sideline and watch this little group I have play, sometimes I get caught up in watching …

A conference championship has eluded Middle Tennessee’s Kermit Davis for 14 years as the head coach of the Blue Raiders. That was until his team defeated Old Dominion 55-53 in the Conference USA championship game on Saturday afternoon, punching their ticket to the NCAA Tournament and securing their first conference championship since 1989. “In my …

Middle Tennessee played in their second-straight Conference USA championship game Saturday. The Blue Raiders out-lasted Old Dominion 55-53, increasing their all-time record against the Monarchs to 6-0 to win their first conference championship since 1989. “It’s the best feeling in the world. As far as my career, it’s the best memory I’ll ever have, … and …

Photo by Austin Lewis // Sidelines Archive Middle Tennessee (10-7, 4-2 C-USA) traveled to Denton, Texas to take on the North Texas Mean Green (7-9, 2-4 C-USA) on Thursday evening. The Blue Raiders soared to a 76-52 win over their conference opponent, behind improving post play. The Blue Raiders bounced back from their devastating loss …