|School Name:||Middle Tennessee State University|
|Arena:||Monte Hale Arena|
|Head coach:||Nick McDevitt|
Middle Tennessee State University (founded September 11, 1911, and commonly abbreviated as MTSU) is an American university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The school's athletic program is known as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.
It is currently the second-largest institution of higher learning in Tennessee (by overall enrollment), trailing only the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. MTSU, however, currently has the state's largest enrollment of undergraduate students.
Between the 2003-04 and 2005-06 seasons, the Lady Raiders basketball team won the Sun Belt Conference championship and was given a berth in the NCAA Women's Tournament. Each of the first two years, the team was victorious in its first-round game, only to lose in the second round. Middle Tennessee blew a 20 point lead to fall to Utah in the first round in Tucson, Arizona in 2006.