It would also be a good idea to better deal with Notre Dame's 6-foot-9, 244-pound junior center Jack Cooley, who had 21 points and 12 rebounds at the Coliseum. Notre Dame generally plays with four perimeter players, and Cooley does his damage when those guards penetrate and defenders leave him to help.
"He's very efficient,'' Huggins said. "He's a lot like [Jones] in that a lot of what he gets is off the offensive glass.''
As for the Mountaineers, Huggins said the biggest problem his team has faced of late is simply making shots. The Mountaineers have begun to address that somewhat by working the ball inside to Jones and Deniz Kilicli for easier shots, but from the perimeter WVU hasn't shot well for a long time.
In the last eight games, West Virginia is shooting just 25.6 percent on 3-pointers after shooting 34.1 percent through the first 19 games.
"We just have to shoot the ball better,'' Huggins said. "It sounds simple, but it's not like we're not getting pretty good shots.''
"There have only been two guys who have ever done what he's done,'' Huggins said. "When you're one of three people at a university like this that's had a lot of great players, that's a heck of an accomplishment.''
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