Both Raider teams have been amazing to watch. Having been at this school since fall of 2010 I’ve been able to see the Men’s team progress into the powerhouse they are now and experience the joy other schools do when they have a team legitimately playing well. Since I’ve been here the women’s team has always been regarded as great. It’s also good to see this after having experienced the unfortunate death of Tina Stewart my freshman year. After last year’s disappointing finish in the tournament and having to play in the NIT I can’t wait for us to win the Sun Belt In our last year and get the automatic we need to give us all peace of mind; especially after the football bowl game debacle last year. I think both teams can make great satisfying runs and at the end of the season will have nothing to be ashamed of. I only hope this all happens to two teams who really deserve it for their drive and commitment to the game throughout their college careers.
I am excited to watch both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at MTSU in the Sun Belt Conference Tournaments, and hopefully, they will be in the NCAA Tournament. I have always been a big sports fan and growing up around the area of Murfreesboro and Smyrna I had never really heard much about the men’s basketball team. I had seen the women’s team in the NCAA Tournament a few years in a row, but I felt like when I came to MTSU I would not get to see the men’s team do much. Thankfully, I was wrong to worry. It has been exciting at MTSU my first two years to check the national rankings each week and see my school getting national recognition and getting as many votes as some well-known college powerhouses. I was very disappointed last year when the men’s team failed to make it into the tournament, but I was excited for the women’s team. I think this year, however, both MTSU basketball teams are very strong and determined. I think that both will go on to win their tournaments and represent the school in their respective NCAA Tournaments. This will be a good thing for the school because it will show recruits that they can have a prosperous career at MTSU.