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UCLA wakes up in time to beat Washington State, 72-67

UCLA wakes up in time to beat Washington State, 72-67

At halftime of UCLA's game Sunday night against Washington State, UCLA Coach Steve Alford tore into his team. The Bruins cannot afford another regular-season loss, but on this night they seemed distracted. In the morning, Tony Parker slept in and arrived late to the morning shoot-around. Later, UCLA (18-12, 10-7 in the Pac-12 Conference) trailed by as many as seven points against a middling Washington State team. "I think that the team kind of took it lightly," Powell admitted. So, he said, "Coach really got into us." And for Powell, Alford had specific advice: start attacking. UCLA never took over the game, but the halftime message worked, the Bruins...

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