MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Eron Harris isn't superstitious by nature.
In fact, West Virginia's sophomore shooting guard insists he's anything but.
"I don't believe in superstition,'' Harris said. "I believe that my mind controls what I do, not what I wear or anything else.''
Still, it has been odd to see Harris the past few games while enduring what has become a torturous shooting slump.
On Monday night, when the Mountaineers lost to Texas at the Coliseum, it was a pair of neon green socks. A few days before that it was a new haircut.
If Harris isn't trying to shake things up then he's doing a pretty good impersonation of someone who is.
And why not? Since making five 3-pointers on Dec. 10 in a game against Gonzaga, here are the 3-point shooting numbers, game-by-game, for a guy who at one point was the Big 12's leading scorer and was in the top two in both 3-pointers and 3-point shooting percentage: 1 for 6, 2 for 7, 0 for 3, 4 for 5, 3 for 11, 1 for 6 and 0 for 7.
With the exception of that one game - ironically the 4-for-5 performance was the win at TCU when he wasn't in the starting lineup because he was weak from the flu - Harris has been in a huge slump.
So why not try something new?
He insists he hasn't been toying with any of that.