MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- A heartbreaking defeat Tuesday afternoon for Lady Raider’s basketball. The MT women suffered a cliff-hanger, single-point loss to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
The 71-70 defeat ended the team's winning streak at 20 games and dashed their hopes for a seventh Sun Belt Tournament title. The men’s team was knocked out of the tournament in the first round.
While post season play hasn’t panned out well for Blue Raiders basketball, at least so far, MTSU spokesman Mark Owens said fans couldn’t have asked for a better year.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- It was mostly good news for Middle Tennessee State sports in weekend action. The Blue Raider men's and women's basketball teams clinched top seeds in upcoming conference play.
The MT men claimed the Sun Belt’s regular-season title on Saturday evening with a 72-59 victory over Florida Atlantic. The MT women also defeated FAU, making them the lone unbeaten team in the conference and extending their winning streak to 16 games.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Blue Raider men and women both pulled out hard won victories last night over North Texas in Denton.
The MTSU men's basketball team withstood a late rally by the Mean Green to hold on for a 68-66 victory. The men now have a 21-3 overall record and a 10-0 standing in the Sun Belt Conference, marking the best league start in school history.
The Lady Raiders game also went down to the wire, with the MT women eaking out a 70-68 victory to extend their winning streak to 12 games.