"We're back out on the court today working on rebounding and trying to make it an emphasis," Bone said.
His postgame perceptions from Saturday, when the Huskies had a 22-4 advantage in offensive rebounds, have not changed much.
"There's a number of guys in there banging and trying to get rebounds," Bone said. "They're bigger and a little more physical."
WSU (9-8 overall, 1-4 conference) looks to have help coming in forward Richard Longrus and center Richard Peters, both of whom Bone previously said he expects to help in rebounding and other areas, in its latest recruiting class. But that's next year. And Bone said rebounding will need to continue to be an emphasis.
"No doubt about it," he said. "We need to try and recruit some kids that are good height and athleticism."
For now, Bone said his team will make it a priority in practice -- and in the weight room -- to get more physical and stronger.
He said he does not think playing a zone defense has hurt since team in rebounding.
"We were playing man the last five minutes or so and it's not like we were able to outrebound them," said Bone, referring to the UW game.
It likely won't get much easier this week. The Cardinal (15-3, 5-1) average 7.3 more rebounds than their opponent per game, which is the best ratio in the Pac-12. Cal (15-4, 5-1) is fourth in the conference with an average of 5.5 rebounds more than their opponents per game.
Even with those factors and playing the first-place teams in the conference, Bone said his team is excited to play at Friel Court for the first time since the Cougars' 66-42 win Dec. 18 against Western Oregon. WSU has played "home" games against Pepperdine in Seattle and Oregon and Oregon State in Spokane since then.
"We really want to boost our guys confidence playing on our home court," Bone said. "There's no place else we would rather be than Beasley."
"We've had some discussions and we think he needs to be more assertive and aggressive to attract the defense," Bone said. "He had two good games back to back achieving what we've been talking about."