Henderson is averaging 8.5 points and is fourth on the team in minutes played. In WVU's Big 12 opener against Oklahoma he had 21 points and made six 3-pointers, but has not made another 3 in five attempts since that game.
With Henderson at home, Huggins simply plugged in Harris and went with the same lineup he'd used against Kansas State, essentially the same one he's used three games in a row now (minus Staten, who started the Texas game before being benched in the first half). The others were guards Jabarie Hinds and Gary Browne and inside players Kevin Noreen and Dominique Rutledge.
Staten's return helped West Virginia overcome the loss of Henderson at least in terms of having enough bodies to battle Iowa State and its rather frantic pace.
And the combination of Harris and Matt Humphrey did a great job filling the outside shooting gap left by Henderson, at least in the last eight minutes. It was Humphrey, who hadn't played since Dec. 22, who made three big 3-pointers down the stretch. Harris made four of his own and Hinds made the one that tied the game at 67 with 11.6 seconds to play.
Iowa State then won on a layup in the final seconds.
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