UCLA head coach Ben Howland again mentioned the team’s willingness to take charges against the Cougars, a point of emphasis in practice that had fallen by the wayside.
Nelson and Keefe each took a charge against Washington State, eliciting an excited reaction from Howland on the sideline.
“Before the game on Saturday he kept talking about it every practice,” Nelson said. “I looked over at the bench when I took my charge. He talks about Alfred (Aboya) sometimes, just the toughness, do whatever you can do to make the team win.
“But it’s not really instinct to want to get run over.”