2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
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Middle Tennessee's Hayes brings it even with and-1 (0:24)
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298dGraham Hays

Louisville opener vs. Middle Tennessee St. ppd.

Louisville's season opener at Middle Tennessee State on Wednesday will not be played after Middle Tennessee State said the program had two positive COVID-19 tests last Friday.


MVP Mulkey helps No. 24 Rice women top MTSU for C-USA title

Nancy Mulkey scored 24 points and No. 24 Rice rallied in the second half to defeat Middle Tennessee 69-54 in the Conference USA championship game on Saturday for the Owls' third NCAA Tournament berth and school-record 21st straight win.

McKinney drains 3-pointer for Wildcats (0:26)
Howard swats Middle Tennessee shot attempt (0:28)
Kentucky hits 3s on consecutive possessions (0:54)
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3yKatie Barnes

Former Lady Vols PG Hayes transferring to MTSU

Point guard Anastasia Hayes, the 2018 SEC Sixth Woman of the Year who was dismissed from Tennessee in August for a "violation of team rules" has committed to transfer to Middle Tennessee State.

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
3yMechelle Voepel

Clark evolves into star for Seattle Storm

Alysha Clark was an undersized post who led the nation in scoring as a college senior. But to make it in the WNBA, the wing had to remake her game.

Jacob Roen ESPN 

INSELL vs INSELL! Get to know this father/son combo w/Cara Capuano & Christy Thomaskutty. Middle Tennessee vs Ole Miss tonight 8ET SEC Network

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4yGraham Hays

Green Bay steps up to No. 1 in espnW mid-major rankings

Green Bay replaced South Dakota State on the top line, but No. 3 New Mexico made the biggest jump in espnW's biweekly rankings. Middle Tennessee and Belmont round out the top five.

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4yGraham Hays

South Dakota State starts out on top of mid-major rankings

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.

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.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

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.

Thompson, Kentucky top Missouri (0:41)

First NCAA bid about to be handed out

The battle for the first NCAA tournament bid is in overtime. The Tennessee State & Tenn-Martin women's teams need extra time to decide the Ohio Valley Conference. Live on WatchESPN

AP Photo/Bac Totrong

Middle Tennessee dismisses star F Parker

Middle Tennessee has dismissed forward Cheyenne Parker from its team for what the school described as violations of athletic department policy.

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Stanford Regional breakdown

From players to watch and potential upsets to the best games in the first round, espnW breaks down each region of the women's NCAA tournament.