MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee officials are meeting with the Blue Raiders women's basketball team and will let the squad decide if they want to play in the upcoming Sun Belt Conference tournament after the stabbing death of their teammate.
Eighteen-year-old Shanterrica Madden has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of junior guard Tina Stewart from Memphis. Police found the 21-year-old Stewart stabbed repeatedly inside her apartment.
Athletic director Chris Massaro is meeting individually Thursday with players from both the women's team and the men's team. Middle Tennessee is the No. 1 seed from the East and scheduled to play its first game Sunday in Hot Springs, Ark.
The Blue Raiders will be talking with reporters Thursday afternoon before an on-campus vigil.
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