Blue Raiders receive votes in preseason coaches' poll

Middle Tennessee continues to gain national recognition after last season

October 17, 2012 · @MTAthletics

USA Today Coaches Poll

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - On the heels a record-breaking season, the 2012-13 Blue Raider men's basketball team is already receiving recognition in the USA Today coaches' preseason poll released on Wednesday. Middle Tennessee, the Sun Belt's only representative in the poll, received three votes after winning the league's regular season title and finishing 27-7 last season.

MT broke into both the coaches' poll and AP poll for the first time in school history last season. The Blue Raiders remained among those receiving votes throughout the majority of the season after capturing wins over UCLA and Ole Miss and starting Sun Belt play 10-0.

With 10 of the top 12 scorers returning from last season's squad, the Blue Raiders look to carry that momentum into the new campaign beginning on Nov. 5 with an exhibition against Auburn-Montgomery at Murphy Center. The regular season tips off Nov. 9 when MT hosts Alabama State at 7:45 p.m.

Men's basketball season tickets are on sale now for $140, or purchase both men's and women's season tickets for $199. Price includes a ticket to the Blue Raiders' game against the Commodores at Bridgestone Arena. To purchase, call the Blue Raider Ticket Office at 1-888-YES-MTSU or to buy online, click here.

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