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Nebrasketball: Issac Copeland Jr’s Season Ends Against Ohio State

The senior forward’s days as a Husker ended in the second half against Ohio State

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Isaac Copeand Jr.’s career as a Cornhuskers came to a close against Ohio State on Saturday night. The senior forward from Raleigh, NC tore his ACL in his left knee after coming down from a dunk on the basket. He had been called for traveling right before going up for said dunk. Making the basket null and void and also adding insult to injury.

Copeland’s college basketball journey started at Georgetown before heading to the Huskers to be coached by Tim Miles. Shortly after the transfer he had surgery on a herniated disk but recovered before his first season with the squad.

He has been a starter both years he has played for Nebraska and a major contributor during his time. He was averaging 14.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game so far this season and making him one of the most productive players on the roster. Issac was also an honorable mention All Big Ten player last season.

Isaac could have declared for the NBA draft last season but decided to come back and hopefully help take Nebraska to the NCAA Tournament this season. Something they missed out on the previous year. He has been a fairly vocal leader on the squad and will be a loss on the court.