It's tough finding RPI-boosting games when you've ascended to the upper-middle-class parts of Mid-Majorville - power-conference coaches won't answer your summer scheduling booty-calls anymore. But one of my favorite developments in recent years is the in-season home-and-home; it's all about helping out a neighbor.
Utah State and Middle Tennessee have already played once this season. That game, played in Murfreesboro, TN on November 21, was a taut thriller
that came down to the final 3.3 seconds
and was won by MTSU, 60-59. Can the return game live up to the first one? Either way, one thing is clear: if more school pairs followed USU and Middle's lead, pre-conference scheduling problems in the upwardly-mobile 'hoods would be a thing of the past.
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