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MTSU earns NCAA tourney bid; Belmont to play Arizona

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For the first time since 1989, Middle Tennessee State University will play in the NCAA tournament.

The Blue Raiders (28-5) will face Saint Mary's in a play-in game Tuesday night in Dayton, OH.  The winner of that game will play Memphis on Thursday.

Middle Tennessee was upset by Florida International 61-57 in the Sun Belt title game, ending the nation's longest active winning streak at 17 games. The Blue Raiders won their conference's regular season title.

Belmont (26-6), Ohio Valley Conference champions, will take on Arizona on Thursday in Salt Lake City.

Western Kentucky University (20-15), who won the Sun Belt, will play Kansas in Kansas City on Friday.

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