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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings apologized Thursday night for an "inappropriate comment" after television cameras caught him yelling at Commodores guard Wade Baldwin following a 73-65 victory over Tennessee.

Baldwin clapped in the face of Tennessee forward Armani Moore after the game. During postgame handshakes, television replays showed that Stallings appeared to shout obscenities and say that he could "kill" Baldwin.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A pair of Tennessee girls basketball high school teams have been pulled from the postseason for trying to lose a game to avoid the top-ranked team and improve their chances of advancing to the state tournament.

The programs at Riverdale (22-8), a state champion in 2013, and Smyrna also were fined $500 Monday and placed on probation for a year by the Tennessee Secondary School athletic Association.

MTSU Women drop a notch in C-USA Standings

Feb 23, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn -- (WALKER) Another great shooting performance by the Middle Tennessee men's basketball squad helped them hold on to a close victory, beating Western Kentucky 68-66 yesterday afternoon.

Blue Raider freshman Giddy Potts again lead the team in scoring, dropping 22 points while connecting on four from beyond the arc. Junior Darnell Harris added 14 points and he also connected on 4 three pointers as well. Sophomore Reggie Upshaw Jr. rounded out the top scorers as he finished with 10 points.



MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Giddy Potts set career highs with eight 3-pointers and 28 points as Middle Tennessee turned an eight-point halftime lead into a 90-51 victory over Marshall on Thursday.

Middle Tennessee (14-13, 7-7 Conference USA) led 34-26 at the break and let Marshall within 36-32 after three minutes of the second half. The Blue Raiders then scored 18 straight to start a 50-7 run over the next 14 minutes, leading 86-39 with three minutes left. The freshman Potts had all eight of his 3s during that stretch and finished 10 of 14 from the field.

MTSU women top C-USA, men fall to 6 and 6

Feb 12, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WALKER) -- A thriller in Houston isn't enough as Middle Tennessee men's basketball falls to Rice in double overtime.

Jaqawn Raymond lead the Blue Raiders in scoring with 16-points. Reggie Upshaw Jr. had a double-double adding 13-points and 13-rebounds, including a game-tying layup at the end of regulation.

MT had an opportunity to tie the game late in the second overtime period trailing by three. Raymond's attempted 3-pointer was blocked by Owls guard Marcus Jackson, who came up big for Rice dropping in 24 points.