"We don't score the last four minutes and we've got a bunch of young guys out there trying to catch up on one possession. We took a couple bad shots," Huggins said. "But we can fix that. And we'll fix that. That's a lot easier to fix than guys standing around watching the ball roll around on the floor while everyone else is diving on it. It upsets my stomach."
Burke was 12-for-16 from the floor and didn't have a turnover. Tim Hardaway, Jr. had 25 points and Stauskas added 10 for the Wolverines, who shot 56 percent in the game.
Henderson led WVU with a career-high 23 points and Staten added 12 and five assists. Freshman Eron Harris had 10 points off the bench.
Starting guard Jabarie hinds had four points in eight minutes and starting forward Deniz Kilicli was scoreless in nine minutes and missed all three shots. That came on the same night WVU played without starting center Aaric Murray, who didn't travel with the team for disciplinary reasons.
"It's going to be about 'we.' It's never going to be about 'me,' " Huggins said. "I've left guys home that were way, way, way better than Aaric Murray. Way better than Aaric Murray, and I've left them home. I've sent a couple guys home when we got there that were way, way, way better than Aaric Murray."
The Mountaineers shot 38.5 percent in the game and 28.6 percent from 3-point range. They missed 26 of their final 34 shots.
That WVU was in the game late in the first half was a not-so-modest accomplishment. Michigan missed its first shot, but made four in a row and Huggins had to burn a timeout before the game was two minutes old. When play resumed, Kilicli missed inside and then left Morgan alone on the baseline for a dunk and a 13-2 lead.
The margin swelled to 17 points when Burke scored in transition after a steal for a 24-7 lead before the Mountaineers had their first rebound of the game. It was WVU's fourth turnover and Michigan's fourth basket off a WVU turnover. The Mountaineers got a spark, though, with their freshman class. Volodymyr Gerun made his college debut and scored the first time he was set up on offense.
Henderson would score twice in a 10-3 run and it was 27-17. Burke's layup made it 30-17, but Harris made a 3 and Henderson had two free throws, a jumper and then a 3 when Staten broke the 1-3-1 one and found Henderson alone on the left side.
The Wolverines were up just 37-32 and when Staten's layup answered one by Glen Robinson III, WVU was shooting 75 percent in the game. Staten's basket with 3:24 to go was the last of the half for WVU, though, and Burke scored twice as part of a 9-3 run to end the half. His layup just before the buzzer made it 43-32. With his eight baskets and five assists, Burke had a hand in 13 of Michigan's 16 baskets.
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.