Two Middle Tennessee football players were named to the 2017 Preseason All-Conference USA as announced by the league office Monday.
Middle Tennessee's Conference USA Tournament title defense came to an end Friday night in the semifinals, as the Lady Raiders were beaten by Southern Miss, 59-54, in a nail-biter.
It was the perfect ending to a homecoming game for Middle Tennessee senior and Birmingham native JaCorey Williams, knocking down a game-winning jumper from the free throw line with four seconds left to defeat UAB, 66-64.
Middle Tennessee will begin play in the 2016 C-USA Championship against No. 10 seed Rice during quarterfinal action at Bartow Arena Thursday at 5 p.m.
Middle Tennessee's run in the Conference USA Championship came to a close after UAB punched its ticket to the big dance with a 73-60 victory in the championship final.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders upset third-seeded Old Dominion in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA basketball tournament with a 59-52 win. The Lady Raiders downed Louisiana Tech 77-58 Thursday after a first-round bye.
No. 22/25 Middle Tennessee's explosive offense helped the Blue Raiders prevail 84-55 over Southern Miss, giving the Blue Raiders their first Conference USA Championship title. The victory marked the 14th conference tournament title in program history and clinched the school's 17th NCAA Tournament berth.
WGNS spoke to Athletic Director Chris Massaro and Raiders Football Coach Rick Stockstill
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