"I don't think about that. I've just always been different,'' Harris said. "Ever since I was little I wanted to be different and do something that nobody else was doing. Look at my hair. I just like switching up.''
Well, the switching up that would help West Virginia the most right now would be if he began making those 3-point shots at which he was so proficient for the first month of the season. A good time to start would be Saturday, when the Mountaineers (10-7, 2-2 Big 12) hit the road to face Kansas State (13-4, 3-1).
With Harris in his slump, the Mountaineers have lost two in a row. His ability to make shots isn't always critical because there are other good shooters on the team (overall WVU is 4-3 in those last seven games), but there is no question the team is better when he's a threat.
That's what Harris is concentrating on - finding a way out of the slump that both he and the team are in, not doing it in some unorthodox fashion.
Take the loss to Texas, in which West Virginia as a whole missed 21 of its 25 3-point attempts, including 15 in a row at one point. As far as Harris was concerned, they were the kind of awful misses that usually mark a poor-shooting team.
"And all of them were on line,'' Harris said. "They were just short. Every single one.''
Harris dismissed the notion that tired legs might have had something to do with that while playing the second game in three days. The fact is that the shots just aren't falling for him or most of the rest of the Mountaineers, and the sooner that's corrected the better.
"There's a lot of thought about what is the best answer,'' Harris said. "What is the best answer for me, individually? What is the best answer for us? How can I get myself back going? What is the answer for us, because honestly, I'm tired of losing.''
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com or follow him at Twitter.com/dphickman1.