TEAM OF THE WEEK: MIDDLE TENNESSEE (15-3, 5-0 CONFERENCE USA)
With two big wins this week the Blue Raiders have started Conference USA play with a perfect 5-0 record. Against high scoring Marshall, MTSU locked down The Herd, 69-57. That final score was 31 points under Marshall's season scoring average.
In their win over Western Kentucky, MTSU relied on their offense by scoring 18 points over their own offensive average, 91-76. JaCorey Williams scored 27 points in the win as Reggie Upshaw chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds and Tyrik Dixon drooped in 17 points, dished 8 assists and swiped 4 steals for the convincing win in the 100 Miles of Hate Rivalry.
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