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Photo by: Daily News Journal/Helen Comer The 2015-16 basketball season is officially upon us, and the Middle Tennessee women’s team opened in style Wednesday night, cruising past NAIA opponent Coastal Georgia 106-41. The exhibition win was a big step in the right direction for a team picked to win Conference USA this season. The Blue …

By: Caleb Luketic//Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams officially opened the 2015-2016 season with their first press conference of the year. Rick Insell, entering his 11th season at Middle, took the podium first Monday morning. “We felt that part of our weakness last year was that we weren’t in great physical shape,” Insell …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – A strong second half performance was not enough as Middle Tennessee (24-10) suffered a 69-57 loss to Temple (20-16) Sunday afternoon at the Murphy Center. With the loss, MTSU’s season is over, coming up one win shy of the WNIT Final Four. The Blue Raiders could not have …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (24-9) seemingly could not miss Thursday night in Murphy Center, shooting a blistering 59.6 percent (28-of-47) from the field in its 82-70 victory over Ole Miss in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. It was the second time this season that MTSU Head Coach Rick Insell got …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESSBORO – Middle Tennessee (23-9) used a dominating second-half effort to pull away from its old Sun Belt Conference foe Arkansas State, 70-60, Sunday afternoon at the Murphy Center and advance to the third round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The win marked the first time in program history …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Wrtier MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (22-9) used an early run in the second half to breeze past Ball State, 69-58, Thursday night Murphy Center, advancing to the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The win marked MTSU Head Coach Rick Insell’s 250th with the program. The game was tied …