Per Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, the Marquette Golden Eagles’ transfer has committed to the La Salle Explorers of the Atlantic 10. The sophomore was averaging 4.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in 8 games (4 starts) for the 12-6 (3-3) Golden Eagles.
Once a highly-touted recruit coming out of high school, Georgetown Hoyas‘ forward Isaac Copeland found himself in unfamiliar territory in 2016-17.
His role had diminished with the program, limiting his playing time off the hop. Then, the injury bug bit the junior to just seven games in 2016-17, averaging just 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in under 20 minutes of action per night.
In mid-December, he announced his intentions to transfer from the program, and he received his release.
Several teams reached out and tried to recruit the talented 6’9” forward, but one in particular seemed to have a leg up on the others. On Monday afternoon, it was announced where Copeland would be transferring for the remainder of his collegiate career.
The undefeated streak has come to an end for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, as theysuffered their first loss of the 2016-17 season Saturday afternoon to the defending national champions, the Villanova Wildcats.
A very highly anticipated game that featured two of the last few remaining undefeated teams in the country, looking to make early statements before conference play starts.
During his press conference leading up to Saturday’s matchup, Irish Head Coach Mike Brey talked about the challenge at hand and what he wants to see out of his Irish squad.
“I think ‘Nova has a great mental and physical toughness, you know you just watch what they did down at Purdue, to win that game down there against a heck of a team in a tough atmosphere, there’s where, we’re going to have to be able to match that, I’m interested to see if we are able to match that”.
In the days leading up to the game, Brey reportedly took a shot at the Duke Blue Devils and the media for the endless hype of Duke’s team and their injured freshman super star, while his team remains in the shadows regardless of their impressive start.
The former assistant of Coach Mike Krzyzewski spoke about how the narrative should be around two experienced teams facing each other that have had tremendous starts to the season rather than whether a freshman will come back from injury before or after the New Year.
It is evident that regardless how well the Irish are doing, they will always have a chip on their shoulder, especially coming into Saturday’s game taking on the defending national champions.
After four wins in their first five games, a stretch that included a marquee road win over the Oregon State Beavers, the Lamar Cardinals have suddenly began to struggle.
Entering Tuesday’s showdown with the DePaul Blue Demons, the Cardinals had lost back-to-back games on their four-game road swing. Lamar’s two losses were by an average of 18 points.
Despite sitting at 4-2 entering Tuesday, DePaul has struggled in its two losses on the year. In their previous outing, the Blue Demons trailed by as many as 39 points against the Northwestern Wildcats, ultimately losing the contest by 16, at 80-64.
Both teams were looking to get back on track, but only one could come away victorious.
Fortunately for the Blue Demons, the Cardinals shot themselves in the foot with a poor shooting performance, and DePaul capitalized on their opportunities.