basketball en Big Win for MT Basketball Ahead of Vanderbilt Game <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. <strong>–</strong> A mid-state basketball rivalry turned into a route&nbsp;Tuesday night as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders beat the Tennessee State Tigers 77 - 48 at Murphy Center.</p><p>Raymond Cintron led the Blue Raiders with 15 points, tying a career-high.&nbsp; MTSU's Marcos Knight, Neiko Hunter, and Shawn Jones also scored in double digits.</p><p>The MT men play one of the season’s most anticipated games Friday night when they meet Vanderbilt at Bridgestone Arena. Tipoff in Nashville is set for 8 p.m. with the game being televised on ESPNU.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:20:44 +0000 Mike Osborne 18961 at MTSU's Dendy Takes His Shot <p><span style="color: rgb(69, 69, 69); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11.666666030883789px; line-height: normal; ">JACKSON, Tenn. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:08:49 +0000 Mike Osborne 12895 at Coach Summitt to Receive Medal of Freedom <p>WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) &mdash; The White House says former Tennessee women&#39;s basketball coach Pat Summitt will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation&#39;s highest civilian honor.</p><p>President Barack Obama says Summitt is an &quot;inspiration&quot; as the coach who has won more games than anyone else in NCAA college basketball history and for her willingness to &quot;speak so openly and courageously about her battle with Alzheimer&#39;s.&quot;</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:53:34 +0000 AP/WMOT 9999 at MTSU Men Face UT, Women Play Vanderbilt <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. &ndash;&nbsp;A day and time&nbsp;has been announced&nbsp;for the MTSU/UT post season men&rsquo;s basketball matchup.</p><p>The National Invitation Tournament game will tip off at 6 p.m.&nbsp;CT&nbsp;this&nbsp;Monday evening in Knoxville.&nbsp;&nbsp;Middle Tennessee State&nbsp;has won only a single game in nine meetings between the in-state rivals, but that lone win did come during an NIT game in 1988.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:24:13 +0000 Mike Osborne 8520 at TSSAA Boys Tournament Descends on Murfreesboro <p>MUFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; An estimated 30,000 high school athletes and their supporters are&nbsp;descending on Middle Tennessee this week for the state high-school basketball championships.</p><p>The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association boys basketball tournament gets underway&nbsp;Wednesday on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.</p><p>The TSSAA held their annual tournament for the girl&rsquo;s teams this past week. Association spokesman Matthew Gillespie said 21 games were played over a four day period.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:45:11 +0000 Mike Osborne 8415 at