Basketball: Gutierrez has sprained ankle

I don’t have much new to report on the status of Jorge Gutierrez. He sprained his left ankle midway through the second half and did not return.

Coach Mike Montgomery had nothing to say about the injury after the game except to confirm the ankle sprain. Should know more by Tuesday about whether Gutierrez will be available for Thursday’s Pac-10 tournament game.

Obviously, the Bears will be diminished if Gutierrez cannot play.

Jeff Faraudo