Lady Raider Ebony Rowe is the C-USA Player of the Year.
EL PASO, Tex (Chip Walters) -- Middle Tennessee State’s men's and women's teams both captured their regular season championships in their first year in Conference USA. This week they begin a March Madness quest for league tournament titles.
Both the men’s and women’s C-USA championships begin today in El Paso, Texas, but because they finished in the top four in the standings both the Middle Tennessee men and women received a double-by to the tournament quarter-finals on Thursday.
Neither will know who their opponent will be until the end of the day on Wednesday.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Kerry Hammonds II pumped in a season-high 26 points, including six 3-pointers, to propel Middle Tennessee to an 81-64 win over Southern Miss on Saturday and keep the Blue Raiders atop the Conference USA standings.
Middle Tennessee (19-7, 9-2) shot 54 percent from the field, including 11 of 21 from long range, and never trailed in the game.
Senior Kerry Hammonds records 18 points in MT's 71-44 victory over Tulane. (Athletic Communications)
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Shawn Jones scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked six shots as Middle Tennessee rolled over Tulane 71-44 Thursday night.
Kerry Hammonds II had 18 points for Middle Tennessee and Neiko Hunter 13 as the Blue Raiders extended their win streak to six games.
Middle Tennessee (18-7, 8-2 Conference USA) used an 11-0 run in the first half to open a 22-13 advantage en route to a 35-17 halftime lead. The Blue Raiders continued to roll in the second half, building the lead to as many as 31 points.