The travel will crunch and compromise the preparation and practice time between games. WVU has only two four-day gaps between remaining games.
Every other break is one, two or three days. One of the four-day breaks is shortened because of a flight home after the late start.
The situation concerns Huggins, who has seen his team play barely above. 500, go 0-5 against the RPI top 135 and struggle to grasp and develop concepts despite a handful of lengthy breaks in a season that started Nov. 12 and dipped in Saturday's 67-57 loss to Oklahoma.
That game swung late when WVU's defense buzzed around the floor and twice left Steven Pledger open for critical 3-point baskets. Pledger is the teams' top 3-point shooter and the only one of the Sooners making more than one 3-pointer per game.
"The scouting report for (five) days was, 'Don't leave him open,'" Huggins said. "The scouting report for a couple other guys was, 'You don't have to come out and guard them. They're going to drive it. They're not shooters. They're drivers.' So then we run out and let them drive by us.
"That's just not knowing the personnel. I told them in the locker room, 'I don't know what we're going to do when we've got two days to get ready for a game when we had a week before this one.' They can't remember after we tell them for a week. What are we going to do with two days?"
Three of the remaining 9 p.m. starts are on ESPN's Big Monday feature where the Mountaineers play a game Saturday afternoon and then Monday night. For each, WVU either travels for the Saturday or Monday game.
WVU also has three back-to-back road games remaining and the NCAA makes teams come home after all games. For two, WVU will travel the day before the first game and travel home immediately after it. The Mountaineers will then make the most of three days before the next game, but travel to the second game after practice on the third day.
There is one tricky exception. WVU plays at Iowa State at 9 p.m. Jan 16 and at Purdue at 2 p.m. Jan 19. That means travel Jan. 15, 16, 18 and 19. To further complicate the situation, WVU has one of its four day breaks after the final non-conference game against the Boilermakers, but plays at home against TCU Jan. 23, at Oklahoma State in arguably the toughest road venue in the Big 12 at 1 p.m. Jan 26 and then plays host to Kansas, the league's top team, at 9 p.m. Jan. 28.
"You try to get them off their feet for 24 hours before a game, but that's going to be hard because we get back so late," Huggins said. "Do you get them up early so they can be off their feet for 24 hours or is it more important that they get some rest? I think that's the hardest part of the whole deal."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.