It's at its best when the players know one another and can anticipate and react to teammates and what they are going to do.
With so many players new to the team and to the concept, Huggins saw the offense struggle. What he'd like to see now is players identify themselves as decision makers who can be relied upon to keep the ball moving and let the offense function.
That's going to take time, especially as Huggins looks to extend his bench and use a lot of players.
"Obviously we're going to have to keep the ball in Juwan's hands more and let him make more decisions than what those other guys are making," Huggins said. "And we're going to have to be a little more selective as to who else is making decisions. In all honesty, we think we're better than what we are individually.
"Guys try to make plays that they can't make, and that doesn't help us. I think it's a matter of defining roles. We really, up to that point, didn't do a good enough job putting seven or eight guys together and playing them a lot, because we were going to try to wear people down. We didn't wear anybody down."
Through better decisions come better shots and the Mountaineers missed 23 of 26 3-point shots against Gonzaga. Huggins wasn't a fan of many of the attempts because they were hurried, either early in the shot clock, without feet set properly or before teammates knew what to expect.
It often led to bad possessions, easy rebounds for Gonzaga and transition offense for the Bulldogs.
"It's not that they can't make them, but we don't need to create them," Huggins said.
"The truth of the matter is it's hard for our bigs to rebound the ball when they never know when somebody's going to burp it up.
"We've got some guys who really need to limit their shot-making exploits to the end of the clock and then we'll all know they're going to shoot it and we can all go rebound it. Life would be a lot better."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.