The Nebraska basketball team will be without one of its most important players—senior forward Isaac Copeland Jr.—for the remainder of the season.
Copeland went down after 15 minutes of action in tonight's 70-60 Nebraska loss to Ohio State.
The way it went down makes things even more unfortunate.
From the Omaha World-Herald:
"Copeland was called for traveling on the second possession of the second half, but went up for a dunk after the play was whistled dead. He fell awkwardly and was helped off the court. He went to the locker room for a short time, then returned to the bench. He did not play the rest of the game."
Copeland had eight points before leaving the game.
At 14.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest, he was second on Nebraska's roster in both categories, leaving a big hole in Tim Miles' rotation.
Isaac Copeland confirmed that he's out for the year via Twitter after the game.
From the fifth-year senior:
Copeland played his first three seasons at Georgetown, but retained a year of eligibility because he only played in seven games for the Hoyas in 2016. He elected to transfer that December, after injuries and other factors ate into his playing time.
The Huskers are now 13-7, but just 3-6 in Big Ten play. After today's loss, the team is on a three-game losing streak.