basketball

12:16pm

Wed March 7, 2012
Men and Women Enjoy Record Season

MT Basketball Hoping for NCAA Tourney Nod

All-Sun Belt Second Team pick Icelyn Elie scored a career-high 29 points in Tuesday's Sun Belt Championship loss to UALR.
photo by Bradley Lambert

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.

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9:31am

Mon March 5, 2012
Lady Raiders Play FIU Today

MTSU Men Knocked Out of Sun Belt Tourney

photo courtesy MTSU/Bradley Lambert

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A shocking loss Sunday for the Middle Tennessee State men’s basketball team. The number-one seeded Blue Raiders fell to number-nine seed Arkansas State 64 to 61.

The MT men will now have to wait till March 11 to hear about a spot on the NCAA tournament bracket. 

The Lady Raiders faired much better in Sun Belt Tournament action over the weekend. Middle Tennessee beat back a late rally by Western Kentucky to defeat the Lady Toppers 65-57 in Hot Springs, Ark.

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7:37am

Thu March 1, 2012
LaRon Dendy Named Player of the Year

MTSU Basketball Receives Top Sun Belt Honors

MURFREESBORO, Tenn  (WMOT)  --  Blue Raider Basketball picked up some top honors Wednesday.

The Sun Belt Conference named MT women’s coach Rick Insell and men’s Coach Kermit Davis as coaches of the year in their respective leagues.

Middle Tennessee State men’s basketball standout LaRon Dendy was named the Sun Belt "Player of the Year" and also named to the conference first team.

Davis says Dendy has been a pleasure to coach.

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11:50am

Mon February 20, 2012
Rocky Start for MT Baseball

MTSU Basketball Teams Top Sun Belt

Jimmy Oden is one of two seniors to be honored on Saturday prior to the men's basketball game.
photo courtesy MT athletics

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.

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11:39am

Fri February 3, 2012
Blue Raiders Play Denver Saturday Night

Lady Raiders Extend Winning Streak to 12-0

Junior Icelyn Elie led all players with 22 points at North Texas Thursday.
Bradley Lambert

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.

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