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Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Middle Tennessee appeared in the round of 32 for just the third time in the program’s history, squaring off against No. 10 seed Syracuse, after upsetting the No. 2 team in the country Michigan State. The Blue Raiders inability to attack the 2-3 zone allowed Syracuse to …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Only seven No. 15 seeds have ever defeated a No. 2 seed in NCAA history. That number didn’t matter to Middle Tennessee head coach Kermit Davis and the Blue Raiders, as MTSU shocked the tournament field with a 90-81 victory over the two-seeded Michigan State Spartans. But, …

Photo by Sarah Taylor // Managing Editor Coming into this season, Middle Tennessee head coach Kermit Davis had the ability to play as many as 11 players each game due to the ample amount of depth in the backcourt. This luxury disappeared when injuries began to pile up for the Blue Raiders. Over the course …

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 …

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Story by Tyler Lamb // Staff Writer No. 2 seed Middle Tennessee took on No. 3 seed Marshall on Friday night in a conference semifinal matchup, with the Blue Raiders pulling out a 99-90 victory to advance to their second-straight C-USA Championship game. MTSU got out to a rocky start, shooting a mere 4-of-12 from …

MURFREESBORO – The Blue Raiders had a chance to earn a share of first place in the late Conference-USA race Sunday night in front of 7,822 fans in Murphy Center . That chance turned into a missed opportunity as UAB (22-5, 12-2 C-USA) picked up a crucial 77-67 victory over Middle Tennessee (18-8, 10-4 C-USA) to …