He was clutch. After the aforementioned Huggins timeout, Henderson took a 3-point shot from the left wing and canned it to put the hosts up 72-70 with 1:16 left.
He was rebounding. He was drawing fouls. He was blocking the shots of players like 6-7 Cowboys standout Le'Bryan Nash.
"Terry's been getting better and better," Huggins said. "He was hurt early. He gets in there and works at it. He has really good bounce."
Henderson almost had Oklahoma State bounced out of the Coliseum.
"We're really young," Henderson said. "We don't have a lot of experience down the stretch. But we had a good crowd. We came to play as hard as we could. It's just mental mistakes at the end. We've got to correct those."
Understand there were more mistakes than that at the end. OSU took advantage of WVU inside to the tune of 26-14. It scored 18 points off turnovers to WVU's nine. Once, Williams took the ball out - by throwing it to Gary Browne, who was also standing out of bounds. Brandon Watkins telegraphed a pass, which was intercepted at the top of the key and subsequently dunked by Brown.
Yet West Virginia is improving. On Saturday, it stood up to a team with superior talent.
"If you sit back and let [Oklahoma State] attack you, it's not going to work," Henderson said. "You have to attack them."
We saw that. We saw Henderson's clutch shot.
"I just wanted to win," he said. "I just trusted my luck and shot with confidence. I thought we were going to win the game."
They almost did. Without Holton. Without much from Harris.
Players are developing.
"It's the same thing I said three weeks ago," Huggins said. "We're close."
Like a converted drive from all talking about how far they've come.
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