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By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee (12-5, 6-1) used a dominating first half performance en route to an 82-52 win over UNC-Charlotte. It was a rocky start in the beginning at Halton Arena, as the Lady 49ers (7-12, 3-4) got off to a 14-7 run to start the game. The Blue Raiders, however, busted …

Middle Tennessee (10-5, 4-1) used a dominating second half performance to grab their fourth conference victory of the season, 82-58, over the Lady Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech (8-8, 3-2). The first half was a seesaw battle between the two teams at the Murphy Center on Saturday night. Both teams traded the lead in the first …

Middle Tennessee (10-8, 3-2 C-USA) couldn’t keep up in the second half and fell behind, eventually losing 75-68 to Louisiana Tech (14-4, 5-0 C-USA). The Blue Raiders were solid in the first half as they battled back and forth with Louisiana Tech, with neither team leading by more than four in the first frame. Middle …

Middle Tennessee’s women (9-5, 3-1) fell flat late in Thursday’s contest at Murphy Center and couldn’t recover, losing to Southern Mississippi (10-5, 3-1) in overtime 77-75. The first half Thursday was a back and forth battle between Middle Tennessee and USM, as both teams traded the lead 11 times in the first 20 minutes. Neither team …

Middle Tennessee (8-7, 1-1 C-USA) played solid on all fronts Thursday night in Murphy Center, capturing their first conference win on the season 65-52 over Florida International (8-7, 1-1 C-USA). The Blue Raiders were on their game from the opening tip, relinquishing the lead only once on the night, and they did not trail from …

Middle Tennessee’s Blue Raider women (8-4) fought off a scrappy Florida International University (3-10) team Thursday evening 75-60, earning their second straight conference win to open Conference USA play. FIU opened the game with the lead, but the Blue Raiders had the advantage by the under-16 media timeout and did not relinquish the lead for …