The Mountaineers miss a bunch of those and Huggins said they missed 11 such shots in the loss to Oklahoma.
"At the risk of sounding simplistic, it would be nice if we made a shot every once in a while," Huggins said.
The same can be said for the Longhorns. They're shooting 40.6 percent from the floor, which is No. 281 of 345 teams nationally. WVU shoots 39.7 percent, which is No. 303. Texas shoots 30.7 percent from 3-point range while WVU shoots 28.7 percent. That would rank No. 278 and No. 317 if either qualified for the NCAA statistics. Neither team does because both make 4.8 3s per game, shy of the 5 per game a team has to make to be ranked.
WVU scores 69.5 points per game, a little more than the 65 Texas scores per game. WVU makes 24 shots per game. Texas makes 23. Both teams get to the line 23 times per game. On and on it goes, all the way down to the explanations the coaches have for their struggles.
"It goes back to attitude," Barnes said. "We haven't established a consistent attitude where we know everyone is going to do their job every single day, every single outing. There's a lot we have to address and a lot of it is attitude toward understanding details and what goes into winning."
Huggins believes his team ought to be further along in that area. He has nine players who either played or practiced last season and were around to grasp WVU's way.
"We've always missed shots," Huggins said.
The Mountaineers have always found ways around it, but Huggins has seen this team lose track of those ways. WVU allows 67 points per game and opponents are shooting 43 percent from the floor. A year ago WVU allowed 66.5 per game and 44.9 percent shooting, the highs in the five seasons with Huggins.
"When you don't make shots, you've got to find other ways to score," Huggins said. "We've always been very proficient at scoring it off the offensive glass. Obviously, we haven't done that. We've got to do a better job keeping balls alive and finishing around the goal."
Texas has had a greater problem maintaining the ball and getting into offense, where Barnes said his team still has trouble setting screens, making cuts and reading teammates. Without Kabongo and leaning instead on freshman Javan Felix, who averages 6.6 assists per game, the Longhorns rank No. 323 with 16.9 turnovers per game and No. 285 in assist-turnover ratio (minus-2.4).
"We both have programs that have played at the very highest level and there's a standard which we both believe in, regardless of what other people might think," Barnes said. "Bobby is one of the greatest and I know what his expectations are, even though I haven't watched his team a lot. And I know our team right now is not living up to the expectations we expect this program to live up to."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.