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Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor//Managing Editor “Put a nickel in the jukebox, play the Tennessee Waltz, we are going dancing,” MTSU play-by-play announcer Chip Walters emphatically screamed over the radio waves as the final buzzer sounded in the Conference USA championship game. The Middle Tennessee men’s basketball team added more hardware to its long resume …

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 Middle Tennessee has taken on this year’s NCAA Tournament title of “Cinderella” after pulling off the improbable upset of second-seed Michigan State 90-81 on Friday. The Blue Raiders advance to the round of 32 for just the fifth time in program history, their first appearance since 1989. …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Both Middle Tennessee State University and Syracuse University came away with upsets in their respective first-round games, adding to the unpredictability of March. But, one thing is for certain headed into Sunday’s Round-of-32 matchup between No. 15 seed MTSU and the No. 10 seed Syracuse Orange: MTSU head coach …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Middle Tennessee State University pulled off one of the most improbable upsets in NCAA tournament history, beating national champion favorite Michigan State, 90-81, Friday evening. The Blue Raiders advanced to the round of 32 for the first time since 1989, drawing a matchup with No. 10 seed …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Middle Tennessee jumped out to an early 15-2 lead over a favorite to win the National Championship, Michigan State. The Blue Raiders were able to maintain the lead the entire game, upsetting No. 2 Michigan State 90-81, becoming the eighth No. 15 seed to ever knock off …