MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- What Terry Henderson has shown to his West Virginia teammates and to their opponents the past two games is something Bob Huggins has observed and managed ever since Henderson and Eron Harris showed up as freshmen in the summer of 2012.
"When you're a guy like Terry, sometimes being a great guy in sports is not a good thing," the Mountaineers coach said. "You put too many things on yourself. You think too much. You care too much. The guys who are really great scorers, they'll miss 10 in a row and think they're going to make the next 10. And they probably will.
"Terry's not like that. Eron is more that way than Terry is. Eron's a great guy, too, but he doesn't have the conscience that Terry does."
Henderson had what he considered one of the worst games of his career in Saturday's loss to Kansas State. He shot 1-for-8, missed his only two 3-point attempts, didn't get to the free-throw line and scored two points in 28 minutes.
WVU lost to the Wildcats by 22 points and had its worst shooting and lowest scoring day of the season.
He lived with it for the next few days and made it disappear Wednesday night. Henderson made 10 of 13 shots, including 5 of 6 3-pointers, and hounded the basket on the way to a career-high 28 points.
WVU won to snap a three-game losing streak overall and a four-game losing streak at home.
"I just came out ready to play, man," he said. "Against Kansas State, I don't think I really came out ready to play. I get down on myself when I miss my first couple of shots. Whenever I play like that, I always want to come out and play harder. That's all I tried to do (Monday)."
The Mountaineers (11-8, 3-3 Big 12) will need Henderson's surge to continue. They play No. 11 Oklahoma State at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena and try to snap a 15-game losing streak to ranked opponents. On Tuesday, WVU plays at No. 24 Baylor at the Ferrell Center.
Oklahoma State's Phil Forte has made half of his 3-point shots (53 of 106) to lead the Big 12. Baylor's Brady Heslip is second at 48.1 percent (52-for-108).
Henderson helped WVU survive Texas Tech's Dusty Hannahs, who was 7-for-7 to match former guard Lionel Armstead's Coliseum record he set in 2001 and to set a record for an opponent. Henderson, who was second in 3-point shooting in conference games last season, scored 20 points after halftime and made all seven of his shots.