Sophomore Jabarie Hinds is shooting 8.9 percentage points worse, but his role has diminished and he's only played 25 scoreless minutes the past two games. Sophomore Gary Browne is shooting 12.9 percentage points lower and playing 4.6 fewer minutes per game. Sophomores Keaton Miles and Aaron Brown haven't played enough to register, though Miles is shooting much better and Brown is shooting much worse.
Humphrey is one of WVU's three transfers who debuted with WVU this season.
He was a starter when the season began, but his playing time dwindled and he eventually missed games after aggravating his shooting shoulder. He's started the past two games, but still hasn't given WVU the perimeter offense (15-for-45 from 3-point range, 4.2 points per game) or defense Huggins expected.
Point guard Juwan Staten has been productive with the way he's distributed the ball and is second in the Big 12 with a 2.14 assist-turnover ratio, but he was averaging 11 points per game at the start of conference play and is at 8.3 now. Center Aaric Murray has two of WVU's 20-point games, but he's slipped from 10.5 points per game at the start of Big 12 play to 8.3 now. Murray hasn't been able to stay in the starting lineup or out of foul trouble.
"The bottom line is we all need to do a better job, me included, or me more than anybody else," Huggins said.
WVU has scored 70 points just twice in Big 12 play, both wins. It's been eight games and 29 days since the Mountaineers last scored 70. That's something of a winning number for the Mountaineers under Huggins. They were 89-13 in Huggins' first five seasons when scoring 70 or more. They're 7-1 this season, with the loss coming to Oklahoma in the Old Spice Classic. That's part of Oklahoma's 13-2 record when it scores at least 70 points.
Huggins has tried, though. He's used 13 different starting lineups. He's started a group of bigger players and a group of smaller players. He's featured his motion offense and tailored it to include dribble-drive and in the past two games screens and handoffs. The Mountaineers had game-winning and game-tying shots in the final minute of last week's loss to Baylor and were competitive before they were overwhelmed against Kansas and its 56.7 percent shooting.
"I think we have pushed through it better," Huggins said. "In all honesty, it was hard to see that at Kansas, but let's be honest: When they make shots like that, they're awfully hard to guard. Those guys have got four fifth-year seniors who understand and can make adjustments and they did make adjustments.
"I think that's been the hard thing for us. Even though we have some upperclassmen, Deniz (Kilicli) is the only one who's really played much. It's hard to make the kind of adjustments we need to make because of a lack of knowledge and experience."
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