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Davis increased his scoring (8.0 to 9.8) in his second season but saw his 3-point accuracy drop (39.4 to 32.9). His 2-point accuracy rose from 48.5 to 51.4.
Middle Tennessee, which plays in Conference USA, finished 11-21 last season in the first year for coach Nick McDevitt. He was hired when Kermit Davis left to coach at Mississippi. Davis led Middle Tennessee to three NCAA tournament appearances in his last six seasons. The Blue Raiders were a No. 15 seed in 2016 and upset No. 2 seed Michigan State in the first round in a game that followed Dayton’s loss to Syracuse in St. Louis.