Harris said he'll talk to his teammates about his frustration because "we've got to address it," but his teammates were already on the same page.
"We have to have the mindset where if he's got the hot hand, we've got to get him the ball somehow," forward Kevin Noreen said. "I actually heard one of their assistant coaches say we didn't share the ball enough. I think that's a sign we didn't find him when we needed to."
Making matters worse for WVU was that the Bulldogs had no trouble getting the ball to their best player when they had to. Kevin Pangos, the top scorer on the team that's No. 1 nationally in field-goal and 3-point percentage, was 3-for-10 in the first half and took only two shots in the first 14 minutes of the second half.
He then closed with a 4-for-5 flourish in the final 5:36, including 3s on three straight possessions in just 1:50 to give the Bulldogs a 74-66 lead.
"The first one, we acted like we didn't know who he was," Huggins said. "There was nobody around him."
The second and third 3s were set plays where teammates set screens for Pangos to get open along the sideline. WVU didn't work around the screens or help the screened defender.
"Everyone in the country knows when Gonzaga needs points, they go to Pangos," point guard Juwan Staten said. "You can ask somebody who doesn't know basketball and if they watch Gonzaga they know Pangos is going to shoot the ball. It's unbelievable the five guys on the court didn't know he was going to shoot the ball."
Harris made his first 3 of the second half to make it a 76-72 game and a second steal in as many possessions by Nathan Adrian set Harris up for an easy layup, but Harris was smartly fouled by David Stockton before Harris could get free for a layup. Huggins pleaded for an intentional foul call, which would have given Harris two free throws and WVU possession with 1:15 remaining. Harris was instead awarded free throws and he missed the front end of a one-and-one.
Soon enough, the Mountaineers were back in their locker room listening to another lecture after another game they could have won.
"I don't remember the conversation," Harris said. "My head was down and my eyes were closed. I was in another world because I'm so mad right now."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymailwv.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.charlestondailymail.com/wvu.