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Middle Tennessee continues homestand Tuesday

The Blue Raiders are in the midst of a three-game set inside the Murphy Center.

November 24, 2008 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee women's basketball team will play its second of three-straight home games with a 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting against in-state foe Chattanooga inside the Murphy Center.

"It has been a great game for us, playing them three times since I have been here," head coach Rick Insell said. "They have won twice and we have won once. We won ours here. Wes (Moore) does a great job. He always has his teams prepared and they know exactly what they want to do against you. They pretty much carry out their game plan.

"It will be another tough game much like the other night against Indiana. We are going to have to fight to the end to get a win, but that is what we need right now. We need those type of games and competition. They are a team that has been going to the NCAA Tournament six of the last seven years. He has done a great job with that program and is a good coach."

The Blue Raiders enter the game with a 2-1 record following the conclusion of play in the Preseason WNIT with a thrilling 65-59 victory Saturday over Indiana. MT trailed by as much as 20 in the first half before rallying for the triumph on the strength of a game-high 19 points from Chelsia Lymon and 18 markers from Anne Marie Lanning.

Junior transfer Alysha Clark is the Lady Radiers' leading scorer and rebounder through the first three games with 22.0 ppg and 9.7 rpg marks, respectively.

Chattanooga enters Tuesday's game with a 1-1 mark, dropping its last game by three, 66-63, at home to Tennessee Friday. The Lady Mocs return two starters from a year ago. UTC captured a victory over ETSU in its season opener.

Middle Tennessee leads the all-time series, 24-17, against Chattanooga entering Tuesday's contest.

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