MT Ready For Challenge In Music City

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Date: Friday-Sunday, November 25-27
Time: 7:30 p.m. CT Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. CT Sunday
Teams: Middle Tennessee (3-1) vs. UNC Wilmington (3-0), Toledo (2-2) and Evansville (2-1)
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Stadium: Nashville Municipal Auditorium

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MT vs. UNCW | MT vs. Toledo | MT vs. Evansville

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – After completing a four-game homestand to open up the season, Head Coach Kermit Davis and the Blue Raider men’s basketball team make the short trip to Nashville for Thanksgiving weekend to compete in the third annual Challenge in Music City.

Middle Tennessee will take on UNC Wilmington Friday at 7:30 p.m., Toledo Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Evansville Sunday at 5:30 p.m. All games in the three-day event will be played at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

The Blue Raiders boasted an excellent record of 7-1 in tournament play in 2015-16, going 3-0 in both the Great Alaska Shootout and the Conference USA Tournament before knocking off No. 2 Michigan State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Blue Raiders will be facing UNC Wilmington for the first time in the history of the two programs on Friday, hold a 3-1 record all-time against Toledo and are even at 1-1 against Evansville all-time.

Middle Tennessee has been led offensively by senior forward JaCorey Williams at 19.8 points per game while Reggie Upshaw is pitching in 16.3 points and a team-high eight rebounds per game.

Upshaw also leads the Raiders in assists (14) and blocks (7) while junior guard Giddy Potts is averaging 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds on the year.

Tickets are still on sale at $20 per day and can be purchased at the Municipal Auditorium ticket window or online via Ticketmaster.

Challenge in Music City Schedule
Friday, November 25

5:00 p.m. – Evansville vs. Toledo
7:30 p.m. – Middle Tennessee vs. UNC Wilmington

Saturday, November 26
5:00 p.m. – UNC Wilmington vs. Evansville
7:30 p.m. – Toledo vs. Middle Tennessee

Sunday, November 27
3:00 p.m. – Toledo vs. UNC Wilmington
5:30 p.m. – Middle Tennessee vs. Evansville

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