Basketball: Wilkes says he’s OK

Cal center Jordan Wilkes said the left ankle he turned with 4:10 left against USC is not serious. “I’m OK,” he said afterward, adding that he expects to be ready to play when the Bears return to action Thursday at home against Pac-10 co-leader Washington.

The 7-foot junior had the best game of his Cal career in the 73-62 loss, scoring a career-high 16 points and grabbing nine rebounds. He shot 8-for-13 from the field and did not commit a turnover in 25 minutes.

Jeff Faraudo