Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

11-21

Team Snapshot
Points Per Game 66.9 301st
Rebounds Per Game 38.4 37th
Assists Per Game 11.0 319th
Points Allowed 72.3 196th
2018-19 C-USA Standings
TEAM CONF OVR
Old Dominion 13-5 26-9
Southern Miss 11-7 20-13
Western Kentucky 11-7 20-14
UTSA 11-7 17-15
Marshall 11-7 23-14
UAB 10-8 20-15
Florida International 10-8 20-14
Louisiana Tech 9-9 20-13
Florida Atlantic 8-10 17-16
North Texas 8-10 21-12
Rice 8-10 13-19
Middle Tennessee 8-10 11-21
Charlotte 5-13 8-21
UTEP 3-15 8-21
Injuries
  • There are no injuries listed at this time.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders News

  • ESPN.com: NBA draft lottery deep dive: Rankings, odds and intel

    The 2019 NBA draft comes with the debut of new odds throughout the lottery (Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN) -- giving more teams a reasonable chance of winning the No. 1 overall pick and a chance to select consensus top prospect Zion Williamson.

    There are huge stakes throughout the lottery. Landing No. 1 could completely change a franchise. There will be a debate at No. 2 between Murray State's Ja Morant and Duke's RJ Barrett, and team fit could ultimately settle things. Multiple teams in the lottery are holding on to protected or traded picks.

  • Official Site of MTSU: Lady Raiders to participate in Gulf Coast Showcase

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee, champions of the inaugural Gulf Coast Showcase, is returning to the Sunshine State in hopes of duplicating its previous success in the event.

    The Lady Raiders will join seven other quality teams for the 2019 Gulf Coast Showcase during Thanksgiving weekend at Hertz Arena in Estero, Fla., Head Coach Rick Insell has announced.

    The bracket and pairings will be announced during the summer; however, the eight-team field is set and features six teams that won 20-plus games and five that competed in the NCAA Tournament last season.

  • Official Site of MTSU: Blue Raiders Add Jalen Jordan to Signing Class

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn.-- Middle Tennessee added a sixth member to its 2019-20 men's basketball recruiting class over the weekend with the signing of transfer Jalen Jordan.

    Jordan, a rising junior transferring from St. Francis University (Brooklyn), will sit out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer rules, and will be eligible for two years of competition as a Blue Raider beginning with the 2020-21 season.

    "We are very excited about adding Jalen to our basketball program here at Middle Tennessee," head coach Nick McDevitt said. "He is a high character young man with a bright basketball future in front of him.

  • Official Site of MTSU: Payne signs with Lady Raiders

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Virginia graduate transfer Shakyna Payne has signed a National Letter of Intent with Middle Tennessee and will have one year of eligibility remaining, Lady Raider Head Coach Rick Insell has announced.

    Payne, a 6-foot-3 forward, appeared in 42 career games at Virginia and her best season was in 2018-19 when she scored 89 percent of her career points and pulled 86 percent of her career rebounds. She will be eligible for the 2019-20 campaign.

    "Shakyna is very athletic and a great rebounder," Insell said. "She has a tremendous basketball IQ, and we are excited to have her at Middle Tennessee.

  • Official Site of MTSU: Raiders Fall in Quarter Finals to La Tech

    Birmingham, Ala.- The Middle Tennessee softball team fell to Louisiana Tech in the quarter finals of the C-USA Tournament. The Raiders (29-27, C-USA 11-13) could only muster two hits against the Techsters (42-14, C-USA 19-5) losing 10-0.

    Kailey Ahlstrom made her third start of the tournament for the Raiders. The freshmen pitched the first 17 innings of the conference tournament, before turning the ball over to Corrina Dodd in the fourth inning. Ahlstrom pitched three innings, allowed four runs, on eight hits, and three walks along with her first loss of the postseason.

  • Official Site of MTSU: Raiders Survive and Advance to Third Round of Conference Tournament

    Birmingham, Ala.- The Middle Tennessee softball team upset Western Kentucky in the second round of the Conference USA Tournament. The Raiders (29-26, C-USA 11-13) we're led, once again, by freshmen pitcher Kailey Ahlstrom. The freshmen picked up her second win, second complete game, and thirteenth strikeouts in the first day of tournament play.

    In the second game of the C-USA Tournament, the Raiders faced rival WKU (37-13, C-USA 18-6) in a win or go home situation. The Hilltoppers pitched their ace Kelsey AiKey to match up with Ahlstrom. The two pitchers traded blows like heavey weight prize fighters, neither giving an inch to the other.

  • Official Site of MTSU: Raiders Set to Close Out Regular Season in the Lone Star State

    Denton, Texas- The Middle Tennessee softball team looks to finish the regular season strong with one last series in Denton. The Raiders (26-24, C-USA 10-11) will face North Texas (32-16, C-USA 17-4) in a three game series, beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and concluding with a single game on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

    In their last game, the Raiders defeated UAB 5-4 on a walk off hit by Brooke McClure in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Raiders were down 3-4, with two runners in scoring position and down to their last out when McClure stepped into the batters box.

  • Official Site of MTSU: Raiders Set to Close Out Regular Season in the Lone Star State

    Denton, Texas- The Middle Tennessee softball team looks to finish the regular season strong with one last series in Denton. The Raiders (26-24, C-USA 10-11) will face North Texas (32-16, C-USA 17-4) in a three game series, beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and concluding with a single game on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

    In their last game, the Raiders defeated UAB 5-4 on a walk off hit by Brooke McClure in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Raiders were down 3-4, with two runners in scoring position and down to their last out when McClure stepped into the batters box.

  • Official Site of MTSU: Heralded recruit, Whitson, signs with Lady Raiders

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee continued to accumulate talent with the signing of Kingsport Dobyns Bennett standout Courtney Whitson to a national letter of intent.

    Whitson, a 6-foot-1 post player, was a dominant force at Kingsport Dobyns Bennett where she was the school's all-time leader in scoring and rebounding. She is the seventh player in the 2019 Middle Tennessee signing class.

    "We are ecstatic about Courtney's decision to become a Lady Raider," Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Insell said. "I've been watching this young lady for a long time, and I have felt she is a perfect fit for our program.

  • Official Site of MTSU: Nominees announced for 2019 RCAs

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's finest student-athletes will be recognized during the eighth annual Raiders' Choice Awards at the MTSU Tucker Theatre Thursday, April 25.

    The awards show is set up like the ESPYs and recognizes the athletic and academic achievements of Blue Raider student-athletes during the 2018-19 school year. The stars of the show enter via a blue carpet beginning at 6 p.m., with the awards show beginning at 7 p.m. Fans are welcome to attend with a limited number of free tickets available.

    Awards include three that are voted on by the fans: Play of the Year, Performance of the Year and Game/Event of the Year.

  • Official Site of MTSU: Lady Raiders land prized recruit in Willock

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee has landed the nation's No. 2-rated junior college post prospect, according to Girls Basketball Report, as the NCAA Late Signing Period began Wednesday.

    New Mexico Junior College standout Eternati Willock has signed to continue her career with the Lady Raiders, according to Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Insell. Willock will be eligible for the 2019-20 season and has two years of eligibility remaining.

    "We are very excited to have Eternati join our program," Insell said. "She is an ultra-talented young lady who has a chance to do something special at Middle Tennessee.

  • Official Site of MTSU: McDevitt opens spring signing period with two NLIs

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee head men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt announced Wednesday the addition of prep standout Tyler Millin and Dayton transfer Jordan Davis to his first full signing class in Murfreesboro.

    The pair committed to McDevitt and the Blue Raiders earlier this month shortly after taking official visits to campus and submitted their National Letters of Intent Wednesday as the spring signing period opened.

    "We are extremely excited that Tyler Millin and Jordan Davis are joining our basketball program," McDevitt said. "Their skill sets address our team needs as we continue to move forward and they will be great additions to the Middle Tennessee family.

  • Official Site of MTSU: Men's Tennis Falls Short to Georgia State

    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - Middle Tennessee fought to the final point with Georgia State in the final regular season match, but the Blue Raiders dropped a tight 4-3 decision to the Panthers.

    Georgia State grabbed the first point in the match by claiming wins on courts two and three, with MT top doubles partners and

    In singles play, the Blue Raiders knotted the score with a win from senior Gonzalo Morell at No. 1 which was his 77th win of his career, a decisive 6-2, 6-3. The freshman phenom, won his sixth-straight and 22nd match of the season ranking him tied for 8th in the freshman records.

  • Official Site of MTSU: Long to take part in Collegiate Coaching Consortium

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - AthleticDirectorU and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced this March its cohort for the 2019 Collegiate Coaching Consortium with Middle Tennessee assistant men's basketball coach Wes Long on the list of 31 coaches that will be in attendance.

    "It is humbling any time people inside the sport recognize that you bring value to your organizations," Long said. "I'm excited to be included in this group of highly accomplished coaches and proud to represent Middle Tennessee at the Consortium. I'm very much looking forward to learning from some of the best and connecting with other coaches and administrators across college basketball.

  • Official Site of MTSU: Middle Tennessee Dominates W&M to Wrap Up Virginia Trip

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Middle Tennessee (11-9, 1-0) dominated William and Mary 5-1 on Sunday morning as they wrapped up a successful weekend in Virginia before they return home to Adams Tennis Complex for a doubleheader on March 30.

    Gonzalo Morell and took an early 4-2 lead on court three, and they never looked back securing the win at 6-2. After falling against VCU Saturday, the No. 52 duo and redeemed themselves in a tiebreaker clincher 7-6 (7-2) to earn first point of the match. and were left unfinished but led 6-5.

    Heading into singles up 1-0, the Blue Raiders did not let up on the gas pedal.

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