"You keep talking to him and letting him know that we need him to be more aggressive," Harris said. "That's all. He's got it in him, just like it had to come out of me. We've seen Terry get on fire. We keep telling him we need that from him every single game."
It's clear when Huggins admits he watches Dibo and Adrian in practice to see who shoots better. That person then gets the wealth of the minutes in the next game, something Huggins started when Dibo made three 3s and scored 13 points against Baylor after scoring seven points the previous three games and sitting out one altogether.
"I guessed right," said Huggins, who has started Dibo in the five games since and seen the junior college transfer score 10, four, seven, 20 and two points.
It's impossible to ignore when you're confronted with WVU's inability to score inside. Oh, the Mountaineers try. They invert things and pull their biggest bodies away from the hoop and post up a point guard like Staten or Gary Browne or sometimes the 6-5 Henderson. If that's not there, the post-up player pitches it out to a big body like Dibo or Adrian for a 3.
But you know where the concern rests when Huggins confirms the obvious.
"We can't throw it close," he said. "That makes it hard. I'm not sure we've never had anybody that we can't throw it close to."
WVU tries, if not in the inverted form than in the traditional style. Devin Williams is shooting 40 percent despite the vast majority of his attempts coming next to the rim - and the freshman has a stunning ability to not get fouled in a crowd of defenders. Brandon Watkins isn't a back-to-the-basket option, but can do damage when he rolls after he screens. Why, WVU even drew up some stuff for Kevin Noreen against Kansas.
None of it is reliable, though, and it can cripple WVU's otherwise punchy offense. The Mountaineers average 79.1 points per game and, honestly, it would be better if not for the fact they score only 25.2 points per game in the paint, most of which come on layups. That's 12 or 13 baskets per game in the paint. WVU gets about 27 baskets every game and needs to get eight or nine from 3-point range and four or five more on long jumpers.
When WVU wins, it gets 29 points per game in the paint. That's 10 points and five baskets lower in losses. And then to prove the word is out and the shortcomings are known, WVU averages just 17 points per game in the paint in Big 12 losses, compared to 23 points per game in the non-conference losses.
"When they start to make a run and you want to stop the bleeding and you kind of look at 'How do I score?' I always thought it was easier to score from two feet than it was from 20," Huggins said. "We just can't throw it in there and score."