- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2011

MURFREESBORO, TENN. (AP) - A teenager charged in the fatal stabbing of a Middle Tennessee State University basketball player is scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning.

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lisa Marchesoni said 18-year-old Shanterrica Madden was charged with first degree murder in the death of her roommate, Tina Stewart.

The junior guard from Memphis was pronounced dead at a Murfreesboro hospital after police answering a disturbance call Wednesday night found her stabbed at her apartment.

Stewart averaged 5.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 28 games this season for the Blue Raiders. MTSU is the No. 1 seed from the East and scheduled to start play in the Sun Belt Conference tournament Sunday.