Tragic news out of Murfreesboro, Tenn Wednesday evening as police said Middle Tennessee women's basketball player Tina Stewart was stabbed to death at her apartment close to campus. Police also say they have two people in custody and were searching a third.
The 21-year-old Stewart had multiple wounds when authorities found her, Murfreesboro Police spokesman Kyle Evans said. Police had been called because of a disturbance, and Evans said officers took a man and a woman into custody outside the apartment before finding Stewart inside.
Middle Tennessee president Sidney McPhee spoke at a press conference, saying the university family had lost "a wonderful talented and vibrant young woman. The anguish I feel as a father and a president ... but personally as a father with a daughter about the age of Tina cannot adequately be expressed with words,"
McPhee also said Stewart had spent the past three Thanksgivings with his family.
The Lady Raiders are 23-6 on the season. Stewart had started 14 of those games, averaging 5.5 PPG and 2.5 RPG. The Sun Belt Conference Tournament begins March 6th. It's unclear at this time whether or not these events will affect the team's participation.