"We come down a second time and a different guy does the exact same thing, almost in the exact same spot. Charge."
Though it's not a dramatic shift of the offense, Huggins admitted there are flaws within the idea. His team shoots 27.5 percent from 3-point range and 45.3 percent from 2-point range. The dribble-drive, popularized recently by Kentucky and Coach John Calipari, creates open jump shots.
"Have you watched the dribble drive, really? Have you watched Kentucky?" Huggins said after the Eastern Kentucky game. "They shoot jump shots. They shoot 3s. They don't get a whole lot of layups. They penetrate and pitch. They penetrate and they kick.
"Look at this stat sheet and tell me who the hell you want me to kick it to."
The Sooners (9-3) will know. WVU was 4-for-14 from 3-point range in the Classic and shot just 36.2 percent from the floor.
The Mountaineers nevertheless have been winning in this streak without much offense. They've averaged just 72 points and have won by an average of seven points per game against opponents from the Summit League, the Big South Conference and the Ohio Valley Conference.
The Sooners are used to close games. A year ago, they were 4-5 in games decided by seven or fewer points. All five starters and five seniors returned this season. Oklahoma is 5-2 in those same close games this season, including the win against WVU and a loss to Stephen F. Austin - a sneaky good team that's 10-1 and leads the nation in scoring defense.
"The best case is players have the confidence someone is going to make a play and expect it to happen," Kruger said. "When you haven't done it before, the attitude is you hope nothing goes wrong. That's not healthy. I think the experience guys have going through it helps, but you still have to do it."
Romero Osby averages 12.6 points and 6.4 rebounds and Steven Pledger averages 11.7 points. Both had eight points and six rebounds while in foul trouble against WVU. Transfer Amath M'Baye, the preseason Big 12 newcomer of the year, averages 9.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. He had 19 points and six rebounds in the Classic and has given the Sooners some of the toughness Kruger was looking for in the offseason.
"We're not a physical group, by nature, so we've got to manufacture a little more with that," he said. "It's a physical game. Individually, we've got probably more personalities of finesse people. We're not a big, strapping team, just from a physical appearance.
"We're going to play against some big, strong people and we've got to be more physical to hold our own on the boards, get loose balls, set screens. I think all teams would like to be a little more physical. Certainly we need to be."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.