It wasn't only rebounding that stuck in Huggins' craw after Saturday's game. His big men combined to produce 11 points in 80 minutes, including only two points in the paint.
Murray scored eight points, but he hit a pair of 3s before the first media timeout of the first half.
The Mountaineers' first points in the paint came their final possession of the first half, when red-hot Terry Henderson made a reverse layup with eight seconds left.
Overall, WVU shot 18-for-60 from the floor (30 percent), but just 7-for-30 (23.3 percent) inside the arc.
Huggins is pondering alternatives with four of the next six games on the road: at Texas, vs. Kansas State, at Iowa State, at Purdue, vs. TCU and at Oklahoma State.
"Kevin Noreen isn't going to score it in there," he said. "He just doesn't have the lift to get over people. You never know what Dom's going to do with it in there. Deniz has not scored it. Aaric Murray, if he can't reach over you, he's not going to score.
"I don't know, what do you do? You sit here and think maybe we play smaller and maybe those guys can make a shot and we can spread people out a little bit and we can drive it and get to the foul line a little bit more."
WVU's starting guards - Juwan Staten, Jabarie Hinds and Terry Henderson - combined for 42 of the team's 57 points against Oklahoma. They were the Mountaineers' only three double-figure scorers.
Murray started at center and had only two free throws after his two early 3-pointers. Kilicli scored three points in 19 minutes. Rutledge and Noreen went scoreless.
Still, Huggins continued to harp on rebounding. WVU lost that battle, 40-39, to fall to 1-5 this season when ending up on the wrong side of that statistic.
"If we're not going to rebound it, why play those guys?" Huggins said. "We might as well play small and spread 'em if we're not going to rebound it. I have a hard time with that, honestly, because my teams have always outrebounded people. We've always out-toughed people. But ..."
Huggins mulled his options again.
Can a four-guard lineup work in the Big 12? Is the trade-off worth it?
"It's going to be really hard to stop the people in this league that have quality bigs to play small," Huggins said. "I guess when you're not rebounding with your bigs, what the hell makes the difference? If you're not going to rebound, you're not going to rebound."
WVU has a bigs problem.
Huggins might have a small solution.
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