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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee State Athletics told media outlets last week that Lady Raiders basketball standout Olivia Jones had been suspended, but Jones now says that isn’t what happened.

In an article out Monday in the Daily News Journal, Jones is quoted as saying she quit the team over issues with head coach Rick Insell last Thursday following the game against Texas-El Paso.

Jones says she plans to talk with MT Athletics Monday about getting an official release from the team so that she can transfer to another university.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Giddy Potts scored 26 points in his second game back from academic suspension and Middle Tennessee rallied to beat Texas-San Antonio 79-71 on Saturday.

Darnell Harris scored 15 points, Perrin Buford added 14, and the Blue Raiders (10-5, 2-1 Conference USA) made 9 of 29 3-pointers, led by Potts with 5 of 12.

Trailing 42-34 at halftime, the Blue Raiders closed within 57-55 on Potts' 3-pointer with 11:25 to play, then led 62-60 after Potts hit his fifth 3 of the game.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee high school has called off the rest of its basketball season after three of its players were arrested on charges of raping a teammate in an apparent hazing incident.

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith says he’s taking this "very unusual step" with Ooltewah High School "so that the criminal justice system can work the way we expect."

MUFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  There are few details available but a report out yesterday says a sexual discrimination complaint is being investigated by Middle Tennessee State University against the school’s athletics department.

The Daily News Journal reports the investigation has been confirmed by Athletic Director Chris Massaro and by the MTSU Institutional Equity and Compliance Office.

MTSU Title IX officer Marian Wilson tells the newspaper that claims of sexual discrimination have been made and will be investigated by the Equity Office in compliance with federal law.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee associate director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and two ex-Lady Volunteers strength coaches have settled a lawsuit they filed against the university in 2012.

The university says it reached a $750,000 settlement with Moshak, Heather Mason and Collin Schlosser plus "attorneys' fees to be determined by the court." Keith Stewart and Lisa Banks, lawyers representing the plaintiffs, said that the total settlement including attorneys' fees "will be in excess of $1 million."