2012–13 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders men's basketball team

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2012–13 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders men's basketball
Middle Tennessee Athletics logo.svg
Sun Belt East Division Champions
NCAA Tournament Midwest Region 11 Seed, First Four
Conference Sun Belt Conference
Division East Division
2012–13 record 28–6 (19–1 Sun Belt)
Head coach Kermit Davis (11th season)
Assistant coach Win Case
Assistant coach Greg Grensing
Assistant coach Monte Towe
Home arena Murphy Center
Seasons
2012–13 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Middle Tennessee 19 1   .950     28 6   .824
South Alabama 14 6   .700     17 13   .567
FIU 11 9   .550     18 14   .563
WKU 10 10   .500     20 16   .556
Florida Atlantic 9 11   .450     14 18   .438
Troy 6 14   .300     12 21   .364
West
Arkansas State 12 8   .600     19 12   .613
Arkansas–Little Rock 11 9   .550     17 15   .531
Louisiana–Lafayette 8 12   .400     13 20   .394
North Texas 7 13   .350     12 20   .375
Louisiana–Monroe 3 17   .150     4 23   .148
2013 Sun Belt Tournament winner
As of March 22, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders men's basketball team represented Middle Tennessee State University during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Blue Raiders, led by 11th year head coach Kermit Davis, played their home games at the Murphy Center and were members of the East Division of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 28–6, 19–1 in Sun Belt play to become Sun Belt regular season champions. They advanced to the semifinals of the Sun Belt Tournament where they lost to FIU. They received an at-large bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament, their first tournament bid since 1989, where they lost in the First Four round to Saint Mary's.

This was the Blue Raiders last season as a member of the Sun Belt. In July, 2013, they will become a member of Conference USA.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Zane Gibson Guard 6–2 180 Junior Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 Neiko Hunter Forward 6–7 215 Junior Eutaw, Alabama
3 James Gallman Guard 5–11 180 Senior Knoxville, Tennessee
4 Finoy Perkins Forward 6-4 200 Junior Memphis, Tennessee
5 Trantell Knight Guard 6–1 195 Junior Rentz, Georgia
10 Jaqawn Raymond Guard 6–4 200 Sophomore Statesboro, Georgia
11 Blake Johnson Guard 5-10 160 Freshman Memphis, Tennessee
12 Shawn Jones Forward 6–8 227 Junior Hialeah, Florida
13 Bruce Massey Guard 6–3 195 Senior Germantown, Maryland
14 Marcos Knight Guard 6–2 210 Senior Rentz, Georgia
15 Raymond Cintron Guard 6–0 195 Senior San Juan, Puerto Rico
21 Torin Walker Center 6–11 248 Junior Columbus, Georgia
22 Jason Jones Guard/Forward 6–6 195 Senior Memphis, Tennessee
24 Kerry Hammonds Guard/Forward 6–5 200 Junior Murfreesboro, Tennessee
30 JT Sulton Forward 6–8 230 Senior Yazoo City, Mississippi
32 Gavin Gibson Guard 6–4 205 Sophomore Chattanooga, Tennessee
42 Jacquez Rozier Forward 6–7 210 Sophomore Waynesboro, Georgia

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/05/2012*
7:00 PM
Auburn–Montgomery W 107–65 
Murphy Center (2,912)
Murfreesboro, TN
Regular Season
11/09/2012*
7:45 PM
Alabama State
Global Sports Main Event
W 97–53  1–0
Murphy Center (5,806)
Murfreesboro, TN
11/13/2012*
7:00 PM
at Savannah State
Global Sports Main Event
W 58–55  2–0
Tiger Arena (890)
Savannah, GA
11/18/2012*
3:00 p.m., Sun/FS South
vs. No. 10 Florida
Global Sports Main Event
L 45–66  2–1
Tampa Bay Times Forum (7,161)
Tampa, FL
11/20/2012*
6:00 PM
at UCF
Global Sports Main Event
W 75–61  3–1
UCF Arena (4,118)
Orlando, FL
11/24/2012*
6:00 PM
Texas Southern W 79–52  4–1
Murphy Center (5,411)
Murfreesboro, TN
11/29/2012
7:00 PM
at Louisiana–Lafayette W 72–58  5–1 (1–0)
Cajundome (1,881)
Lafayette, LA
12/02/2012*
1:00 PM
at Akron L 77–82 OT 5–2
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,711)
Akron, OH
12/05/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
UAB W 84–64  6–2
Murphy Center (4,587)
Murfreesboro, TN
12/08/2012*
4:00 PM, ESPN3
Ole Miss W 65–62  7–2
Murphy Center (6,107)
Murfreesboro, TN
12/13/2012*
6:00 PM, ESPN3
at Belmont L 49–64  7–3
Curb Event Center (2,562)
Nashville, TN
12/18/2012*
7:00 PM
Tennessee State W 77–48  8–3
Murphy Center (3,717)
Murfreesboro, TN
12/21/2012*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Vanderbilt W 56–52  9–3
Bridgestone Arena (8,307)
Nashville, TN
12/29/2012
5:00 PM
FIU W 69–52  10–3 (2–0)
Murphy Center (3,422)
Murfreesboro, TN
12/31/2012
7:00 PM, ESPNU
North Texas W 75–57  11–3 (3–0)
Murphy Center (3,872)
Murfreesboro, TN
01/03/2013
7:05 PM
at Arkansas State L 60–66 OT 11–4 (3–1)
Convocation Center (2,937)
Jonesboro, AR
01/05/2013
7:20 PM
at South Alabama W 60–56  12–4 (4–1)
Mitchell Center (2,602)
Mobile, AL
01/10/2013
7:00 PM
Florida Atlantic W 62–52  13–4 (5–1)
Murphy Center (3,806)
Murfreesboro, TN
01/12/2013
4:30 PM
at Louisiana–Monroe W 66–57  14–4 (6–1)
Fant–Ewing Coliseum (1,185)
Monroe, LA
01/17/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Arkansas–Little Rock W 82–50  15–4 (7–1)
Murphy Center (5,215)
Murfreesboro, TN
01/19/2013
5:30 PM
Louisiana–Lafayette W 82–60  16–4 (8–1)
Murphy Center (5,220)
Murfreesboro, TN
01/24/2013
7:00 PM
at North Texas W 72–64  17–4 (9–1)
The Super Pit (3,423)
Denton, TX
01/26/2013
3:00 PM, ESPN2
WKU W 72–53  18–4 (10–1)
Murphy Center (10,105)
Murfreesboro, TN
01/31/2013
6:40 PM
at FIU W 66–64  19–4 (11–1)
U.S. Century Bank Arena (1,143)
Miami, FL
02/02/2013
6:00 PM
at Florida Atlantic W 73–56  20–4 (12–1)
FAU Arena (2,786)
Boca Raton, FL
02/07/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Arkansas State W 73–60  21–4 (13–1)
Murphy Center (4,307)
Murfreesboro, TN
02/09/2013
5:00 PM
Troy W 93–41  22–4 (14–1)
Murphy Center (3,942)
Murfreesboro, TN
02/16/2013
7:00 PM
at Arkansas–Little Rock W 66–61  23–4 (15–1)
Jack Stephens Center (3,985)
Little Rock, AR
02/21/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN3
South Alabama W 85–50  24–4 (16–1)
Murphy Center (5,712)
Murfreesboro, TN
02/23/2013
5:40 PM
Louisiana–Monroe W 87–46  25–4 (17–1)
Murphy Center (7,026)
Murfreesboro, TN
02/28/2013
7:30 PM
at Troy W 66–56  26–4 (18–1)
Trojan Arena (1,674)
Troy, AL
03/02/2013
5:30 PM, ESPN3
at WKU W 70–62  27–4 (19–1)
E. A. Diddle Arena (7,326)
Bowling Green, KY
2013 Sun Belt Tournament
03/09/2013
6:30 PM, ESPN3
vs. Louisiana–Lafayette
Quarterfinals
W 81–66  28–4
Summit Arena (N/A)
Hot Springs, AR
03/10/2013
6:30 PM
vs. FIU
Semifinals
L 57–61  28–5
Summit Arena (N/A)
Hot Springs, AR
2013 NCAA Tournament
03/19/2013*
8:22 PM, truTV
No. (11 MW) vs. (11 MW) Saint Mary's
First Four
L 54–67  28–6
UD Arena (12,027)
Dayton, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region MW=Midwest.

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