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Two injuries could keep a pair of Eagles off the floor when Morehead State opens the season at UNLV.

According to Michael Grant of the Courier-Journal, LSU transfer forward Jalen Courtney will not play against the Rebels with a knee injury, and Corban Collins (pictured) could miss the game after suffering a concussion.

Collins played 19 minutes in the Eagles exhibition against St. Catherine, totaling three points and a rebound. Courtney did not play in that game.

It’s a short road trip for the Eagles. After playing UNLV Friday, they return home to host Cincinnati Christian Monday. Their next game against a Division I team comes Thursday, when Morehead State travels to Cincinnati.

Both players sat out last year after making the jump to the Eagles from the Bayou. Barring a sixth year, this is Courtney’s final year of eligibility. In three years at LSU, he averaged fewer than two points a game. Collins is just a sophomore, but had a great freshman year, hitting 43% from three-point range, a big weakness of the Eagles a year ago.

Morehead State is considered by many to be one of the deeper teams in the OVC. They face another aggressive, up-tempo team in UNLV, and the Eagles will need a lot of bodies, so they’ll feel the impact of missing two players.

There’s no word on how long Courtney’s knee could keep him out.


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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


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


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