It was more than just intensity in practice, though. Huggins said Dibo's benching against Tech was a matter of preparation.
"When we came to shoot-around that day he didn't know what he was doing,'' Huggins said. "That's unacceptable. I told him either get with the rest of us or he could sit over there with the rest of us. But since he's been way better.''
That could bode well for the Mountaineers (12-9, 4-4 Big 12), who play Kansas State (15-6, 5-3) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coliseum. A team that relies on perimeter shooting as much as WVU can always use another shooter, and Dibo can shoot.
Or at least he can shoot at times.
In his second game as a Mountaineer, Dibo went 5 of 9 on 3-pointers against Virginia Tech. He's also had games of 4 for 8, 3 for 4 and 5 for 7.
But all of those came in the first month of the season. Since going 5 for 7 and scoring a season-high 19 points against Loyola Dec. 2, Dibo is a combined 13 for 41 (31.7 percent) on his 3-pointers. He was 21 of 43 (48.8 percent) up until that point.
If Dibo finishes the season closer to that early percentage rather than the later one, it can only help the Mountaineers.
"That's the Remi I know,'' said Eron Harris, who has gone through his own up-and-down shooting this season. "The more confident he is, the more he's going to be the Remi we need.''
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com or follow him at Twitter.com/dphickman1.