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After suffering a knee injury late against Middle Tennessee, the Tigers weren’t certain if the injury would heal on it’s own. Turns out, that’s not the case.

Tennessee State leading scorer Robert Covington under went surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus. The Tennessean is reporting that Covington will miss the next 4-6 weeks as a result.

The loss of Covington is obviously a big blow to Tennessee State, already off to a tougher than expected start. The senior leads the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging more than 17 points and seven rebounds a game.

The Tigers still have some weapons, and will likely look to Kellen Thorton and MJ Rhett to step up in his absence.

Tennessee State opened OVC play today with a win over Eastern Illinois. The Tigers travel to Tennessee Tech on Thursday.


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  1. Tsumadness:
    Huge loss. Although Covington does most of his work down low, we need a guard currently sitting on the bench to step up. Thornton and Rhett can handle the low post. We need someone who can knock down the mid-range jumper consistently; Cyphers and Miller have yet to prove they can do that.
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Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11


2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall

EAST

Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19

WEST

UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24


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