Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders women's basketball

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders women's basketball
2016–17 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders women's basketball team
Middle Tennessee Athletics logo.svg
University Middle Tennessee State University
Head coach Rick Insell (12th season)
Conference C-USA
Location Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Arena Murphy Center
(Capacity: 11,520)
Nickname Blue Raiders
Colors Royal Blue and White[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away


NCAA Tournament second round
1983, 1986, 2004, 2005, 2007
NCAA Tournament appearances
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
Conference tournament champions
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016
Conference regular season champions
1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders women's basketball team represents Middle Tennessee State University in women's basketball. The school competes in the Conference USA in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Blue Raiders play home basketball games at Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.[2]

History[edit]

As of the end of the 2015–16 season, the Blue Raiders have an all-time record of 841–385 in 41 seasons. They are coached by Rick Insell, in his 12th year at MT. They played in the Ohio Valley Conference from 1978 to 2000, the Sun Belt Conference from 2000 to 2013, and Conference USA since 2013.[3][4]

Season Coach Record Conference record Postseason result
1975–76 Pat Jones 15–9 n/a n/a
1976–77 Pat Jones 20–5 n/a n/a
1977–78 Pat Sarver 15–13 n/a n/a
1978–79 Larry Joe Inman 14–13 6–4 n/a
1979–80 Larry Joe Inman 23–10 10–1 n/a
1980–81 Larry Joe Inman 16–13 6–3 n/a
1981–82 Larry Joe Inman 20–5 9–3 n/a
1982–83 Larry Joe Inman 26–5 10–0 NCAA Second Round
1983–84 Larry Joe Inman 19–10 12–2 NCAA First Round
1984–85 Larry Joe Inman 23–7 13–1 NCAA First Round
1985–86 Larry Joe Inman 20–10 13–1 NCAA Second Round
1986–87 Jim Davis 19–8 12–2 n/a
1987–88 Lewis Bivens 22–8 12–2 NCAA First Round
1988–89 Lewis Bivens 21–6 10–2 n/a
1989–90 Lewis Bivens 11–17 7–5 n/a
1990–91 Lewis Bivens 14–14 8–4 n/a
1991–92 Lewis Bivens 19–9 . 10–4 n/a
1992–93 Lewis Bivens 21–7 13–3 n/a
1993–94 Lewis Bivens 21–7 11–5 n/a
1994–95 Lewis Bivens 19–9 12–4 n/a
1995–96 Lewis Bivens 24–6 13–3 NCAA First Round
1996–97 Lewis Bivens 10–20 7–11 n/a
1997–98 Stephany Smith 18–12 11–7 NCAA First Round
1998–99 Stephany Smith 18–10 14–4 WNIT
1999-00 Stephany Smith 18–11 11–5 n/a
2000–01 Stephany Smith 17–13 9–7 WNIT
2001–02 Stephany Smith 16–13 7–7 n/a
2002–03 Stephany Smith 18–12 9–5 n/a
2003–04 Stephany Smith 24–8 10–4 NCAA Second Round
2004–05 Stephany Smith 24–9 11–3 NCAA Second Round
2005–06 Rick Insell 20–11 10–4 NCAA First Round
2006–07 Rick Insell 30–4 18–0 NCAA Second Round
2007–08 Rick Insell 22–12 14–4 WNIT
2008–09 Rick Insell 28–6 17–1 NCAA First Round
2009–10 Rick Insell 25–6 17–1 NCAA First Round
2010–11 Rick Insell 23–8 14–2 NCAA First Round
2011–12 Rick Insell 26–7 16–0 NCAA First Round
2012–13 Rick Insell 25–8 17–3 NCAA First Round
2013–14 Rick Insell 29–5 15–1 NCAA First Round
2014–15 Rick Insell 24–10 14–4 WNIT
2015–16 Rick Insell 24–9 15–3 NCAA First Round

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