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Big Win for MT Basketball Ahead of Vanderbilt Game

Dec 19, 2012

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. A mid-state basketball rivalry turned into a route Tuesday night as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders beat the Tennessee State Tigers 77 - 48 at Murphy Center.

Raymond Cintron led the Blue Raiders with 15 points, tying a career-high.  MTSU's Marcos Knight, Neiko Hunter, and Shawn Jones also scored in double digits.

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.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Athletic director Chris Massaro says Middle Tennessee was forced to announce that the Blue Raiders were leaving the Sun Belt Conference sooner than the university wanted to make the news public because the league was considering increasing the exit fee to as much as $10 million.

The AD detailed the realignment move Monday in a letter posted on the school website.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Blue Raiders football returns home to play the Troy Trojans in hopes of staying alive in the Sun Belt championship race.

The MT men invite Troy to Floyd Stadium Saturday in pursuit of ending their six game losing streak to the Trojans.

Saturday will be Senior Day, as Middle Tennessee will honor 16 seniors before the kickoff.

The Blue Raiders currently have a three game winning streak and are still receiving votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  Middle Tennessee's stellar defensive play led the way in Saturday's victory over South Alabama.

With the help of four defensive turnovers and career-high 154 yards from Jordan Parker, the Blue Raiders defeated South Alabama by a score of 20-12.

Middle Tennessee now stands at 7-3 (5-1 SBC) after recorder it's fifth road win, the most since 1992.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  Middle Tennessee lost its first road game Saturday night, but the Blue Raiders' Sun Belt Conference Championship hopes are still intact.