Spivey’s Return Unknown

Senior point guard Travis Spivey didn’t travel to Utah’s game Monday in California, and his status on the Utah men’s basketball team is still in the air.

Spivey was suspended for the St. Mary’s game for team misconduct. According to a Deseret News report, he walked out on a U practice last week following a disagreement with coach Rick Majerus.

Majerus and other members of his team and staff would not comment on the issue.

When asked if the point guard will be back following the game with St. Mary’s, Majerus said, “I don’t know that. I’m not going to comment on anything. I can’t tell you anything. He’s not here [for the St. Mary’s game].”

The Myrtle Beach, S.C., native had started in every one of Utah’s 12 games, averaging 5.9 points and a team-high 4.8 assists per game.

In his absence, freshman starter Eric Osmundson turned the ball over 6 times. Utah had 20 for the game.

The problem has to be solved soon?Utah starts MWC play Jan. 12.