With Macy Miller back after a knee injury sidelined her for most of last season, South Dakota State holds the top spot in our first poll of the season. Northern Colorado, Green Bay, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky round out the top five.
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- 11/10W 65-54
- 11/14W 58-44
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ESPN Stats and Information
Can Middle Tennessee pull off another stunner? ESPN's BPI gives the Blue Raiders little more than a 30 percent chance of knocking off No. 4 seed Butler – a far departure from the last round, when BPI gave MTSU nearly a 50 percent chance of upsetting Minnesota.
Freshman Robbi Ryan scored 13 points and No. 23 Arizona State cruised to a 69-48 victory over Middle Tennessee on Tuesday night for its fifth straight win.
Taylor Murray had 16 points and seven rebounds, Evelyn Akhator had her sixth double-double and No. 15 Kentucky turned back Middle Tennessee 61-48.
Mariya Moore scored 27 points, and the fifth-ranked Louisville Cardinals never trailed beating Middle Tennessee 91-72 on Wednesday night.
Leticia Romero led the way as Florida State extended its postseason first-round win streak to 13 with a 72-55 victory over Middle Tennessee in the NCAA tournament.
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Middle Tennessee made 55 percent of its 2s and 58 percent of its 3s, by far the best shooting of any Michigan State opponent this season.
Brea Edwards scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Middle Tennessee rolled into the NCAA Tournament with a 70-54 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday night in the Conference USA Tournament
Makalya Epps scored 17 points and Maci Morris and Taylor Murray added 10 each as the eighth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats routed Middle Tennessee 68-52 on Sunday afternoon to remain undefeated.
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Middle Tennessee has dismissed forward Cheyenne Parker from its team for what the school described as violations of athletic department policy.
Jennifer O'Neill scored 22 points to help No. 8 Kentucky cruise past Middle Tennessee State 78-62 on Friday night.
Sydney Wiese made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points, and ninth-seeded Oregon State ousted eighth-seeded Middle Tennessee State in a 55-36 win in the first round on Sunday.
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Ebony Rowe scored 23 points to help No. 22 Middle Tennessee cruise to an 84-55 victory over Southern Mississippi in the Conference USA title game Saturday night, earning the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
No. 22 Middle Tennessee women top FIU 64-57
No. 22 Middle Tennessee women top UAB 69-59
Ebony Rowe scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as No. 22 Middle Tennessee delivered coach Rick Insell his 1,000th career win, knocking off Tulane 64-52 in the regular-season finale Wednesday night.
No. 23 Middle Tennessee rallies to beat UAB 68-58
No. 23 Middle Tennessee women top E Carolina 70-59
Connecticut stays No. 1 in The Associated Press poll Monday after cruising to easy wins this week.
No. 21 Middle Tennessee beats Rice 65-54