Posted February 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Gonzaga's Robert Sacre knew he made a mistake hanging onto the rim after a powerful dunk in the second half. Despite the 7-footer not being able to restrain himself, No. 24 Gonzaga is closing in on at least a share of a possible 12th straight West Coast Conference title. ''I'm just having fun,'' Sacre said after scoring 20 points in the Bulldogs' 73-62 victory over Santa Clara on Thursday night. ''I know I messed up but I'm trying to have fun. When they gave me the technical, I said not on my watch. We're not losing.'' The technical briefly sparked the Broncos before the Bulldogs pulled away behind the interior tandem of Sacre and reserve forward Sam Dower. Dower had 18 points and seven rebounds for Gonzaga, which moved within one-half game of first-place Saint Mary's in the WCC. The Bulldogs (21-4, 11-2) and 21st-ranked Gaels split their two games this season. ''We're not really trying to focus on that,'&#...
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