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Middle Tennessee pulls improbable upset over Michigan State

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // MTSU Sidelines

Middle Tennessee jumped out to an early 15-2 lead over a favorite to win the National Championship, Michigan State. The Blue Raiders were able to maintain the lead the entire game, upsetting No. 2 Michigan State 90-81, becoming the eighth No. 15 seed to ever knock off a No. 2 seed.

“It was a spectacular day for Middle Tennessee State University and the fans and our players,” head coach Kermit Davis said. “… Our guys just answered every run. The way we distributed the ball and these guys right here were fantastic. So just to tell you all, it was a great day.”

The Blue Raiders started 6-for-6 from the field, leading by as many as 13 against the heavily favored Spartans in the first half.


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