MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009, 3:23 P.M.

Sacre opts to redshirt

Gonzaga reserve center Robert Sacre, who has been sidelined for more than two months after re-injuring his foot, has decided not to try to return to the court this season. He's eligible for a medical redshirt, so he'll be a sophomore for the 2009-2010 season.

If Sacre had played in any of GU's remaining games, he would have lost the opportunity for a medical redshirt.

"I feel it's the best thing," said Sacre, a 7-footer who played in five games in November and early December. "I feel good and I want to take the risk and do it, but the best thing for me right now is to redshirt."

More later.

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