Ben Howland met with enigmatic forward Reeves Nelson during a Tuesday meeting described by the head coach as "cordial" before Nelson headed to his first final exam of the day.
Nelson would be suspended from the team indefinitely for "conduct unbecoming of a member of a member of the UCLA basketball team."
Nelson sat out the entire second half of the UCLA (2-5) 69-59 loss to Texas last Saturday. It was then, that he exhibited behavior on the bench that led to his most recent suspension.
"In the middle of the game, (and) even with a minute to go, Reeves was visibly smiling and joking on the bench," said Howland. "His behavior on the bench Saturday was totally against what UCLA and our team stands for."
"In general, I don't think that's something that you want to do. You don't want to be laughing when your team's losing," said David Wear.
Howland says there were also "a couple of other things that were very much inappropriate," done by Nelson that he wouldn't di...