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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Middle Tennessee (18-15) kept their NCAA tournament hopes alive Thursday, upsetting third-seeded Old Dominion 59-52, advancing to the Conference-USA tournament semifinals. The Blue Raiders got out to a quick start in Thursday’s contest, leading 7-0 over the Monarchs at the 13:12 mark. MTSU came out strong on defense, holding ODU scoreless for …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Despite Perrin Buford’s career-high 29 points, Middle Tennessee (15-14, 8-8 C-USA) fell to Alabama-Birmingham (16-13, 12-4 C-USA) in triple overtime, 100-95. The Blazers controlled the majority of the first half on the back of freshman Chris Cokley’s eight points. The scoring was relatively even for the Blue Raiders. Junior Darnell Harris chipped …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr. // Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – While it may have been cold outside the Murphy Center on Thursday, Middle Tennessee (14-13, 7-7 C-USA) heated things up inside, blowing out Marshall, 90-51, and ending their three-game losing streak. The game started out tight. The two teams were tied at eight points apiece with …

SAN ANTONIO – After an anemic second half, Middle Tennessee (12-9, 5-3 C-USA) fell short on the road, losing 69-58 to UTSA (10-9, 4-4 C-USA). The Blue Raiders struggled offensively in the first half, getting down by as many as nine with 6:22 left in the first. However, the last four minutes of the first …

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee (11-8, 4-2 C-USA) earned another big win Thursday night with a 68-58 overtime victory over Old Dominion (15-3, 4-2 C-USA). The Murphy Center was packed with 4,887 fans, giving the Blue Raiders a solid home court advantage. Coach Kermit Davis opened his postgame press conference with a remark about the …

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Perrin Buford continued his recent turnaround with an explosive performance against Northern Arizona, leading the Blue Raiders to a 65-53 win and second-straight victory in the Emerald Coast Classic. Buford dropped a career-high 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting in only 21 minutes. In Middle Tennessee’s first matchup in the Emerald Coast Classic …