Sacre, Carter Say Farewell Monday In Senior Night Ceremony
SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University gets one more tune-up prior to the Zappos.com West Coast Conference Basketball Championships when the Bulldogs host Longwood University Monday at 6 p.m. in the McCarthey Athletic Center.
The Senior Night game will honor seniors Robert Sacre and Marquise Carter. Longwood (10-19) comes in off a 94-51 setback Saturday to New Jersey Institute of Technology. The Lancers are 2-12 on the road and will travel from Spokane to Seattle to face Seattle University Wednesday to conclude their season. Gonzaga and Longwood have one opponent in common, the Lancers falling at West Coast Conference member BYU 92-60 in a first-round, on-campus game of the Chicago Invitational.
Gonzaga and Longwood University have never met. The Lancers are a NCAA Division I Independent, but will join the Big South Conference next season. Longwood is relatively new to NCAA Division I, beginning a Division I schedule for the 2004-05 season. Longwood, located in Farmville, Va., is coached by Mike Gillian in his ninth year with the Lancers. Prior to landing his first head coaching job, Gillian was an assistant coach at George Mason University (1998-03) and at Bowling Green State University (1997).
Sacre and Carter will play their final game in the McCarthey Athletic Center Monday on Senior Night. Sacre, from North Vancouver, B.C., has been in the program five years. Monday will be his 108th start in his 131st game in a Bulldog uniform. He has scored 1,219 points and grabbed 652 rebounds. Carter, from San Diego, Calif., transferred to Gonzaga from Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff., Mo., and will be making his 21st career start in 65 games. He has scored 325 points and dished out 121 assists. Carter was named the MVP of last year's West Coast Conference Tournament.
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