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Tue., Feb. 1, 2011, 9:27 a.m.

GU notes

Gonzaga's Mike Hart blocks a shot by Santa Clara's Marc Trasolini during the second half of their NCAA college basketball game at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash., on Feb. 25, 2010.  Gonzaga beat Santa Clara 88-51. 
  (Associated Press)
Gonzaga's Mike Hart blocks a shot by Santa Clara's Marc Trasolini during the second half of their NCAA college basketball game at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash., on Feb. 25, 2010. Gonzaga beat Santa Clara 88-51. (Associated Press)

I put together a notebook from Monday's media day with topics ranging from David Stockton and Mike Hart (pictured above) being put on a scholarship for the rest of the year to Sam Dower's improvement to the WCC race at the halfway point.

GU now has 12 players on scholarship (13 is the NCAA limit). 

One note that didn't make the notes. Rob Sacre, who spends quite a bit of time visiting relatives in Louisiana in the offseason, was asked to predict a Super Bowl winner. 

"I hate both teams so I don't really care," Sacre said. "I just know that the Saints are going to the Super Bowl the next five years so it doesn't really matter."

--Saint Mary's senior Mickey McConnell and Portland freshman Tim Douglas shared player of the week honors. McConnell scored 27 points and hit the game-winner against Gonzaga. Douglas, in his first two career starts, scored 40 points in Pilots' wins over San Diego and Saint Mary's.




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Jim Meehan
Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.

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