That's an issue as obvious as WVU's perilous postseason positioning, but the concern for Huggins is that so much of it is preventable.
Teams will commit charges and travel. They'll have the ball stolen and sometimes do something silly, like dribble a ball off a Nike.
Many of WVU's errors are committed with erratic passes to teammates and opponents and the occasional spectator, whether seated courtside or a few rows deep.
"My dad used to say all the time, 'Pass the ball, don't throw the ball,' " Huggins said of famed Ohio high school coach Charlie Huggins. "I've tried not to be my dad, but I find myself saying, 'Pass the ball, don't throw the ball.'
"I guess it's kind of one of those deals where the older you get, the smarter he was, but we throw the ball. We don't pass the ball. We made passes (Saturday) where there was nobody in the vicinity."
WVU had 17 turnovers in the loss to Oklahoma State, including three in succession, all on bad passes, to start a Cowboys run that put them in control for good. That followed a string of 18, 18 and 13 turnovers in games beginning with the loss at Baylor.
Many of those turnovers are passes, but even passes that aren't thrown out of bounds or to the opposition can be adventurous for WVU. The Mountaineers give away possessions with turnovers, but they also give away possessions when the ball stays in their hands.
Players frequently have to leap or lunge or reach to the side or to their feet to get an ordinary pass.
The time spent catching and recovering slows the offense, letting defenses recover to get out against an open shooter or sink inside against a player close to the basket or to pounce and pressure to force a subsequent error.
WVU's motion offense requires quick passes, often in succession, to hit a player on the move or get the ball to someone open away from the ball. It can't afford the sputtering that bad passes provide. It removes advantages the offense is supposed to provide and the Mountaineers haven't proven good enough to overcome that and create offense on their own.
"I can't understand it," Huggins sad. "People say, 'Well, why do you do that?' Hell, I don't know. I have no idea. I've never seen that before. Just when I think I've seen everything, we'll throw one where there's nobody anywhere around it. And you can't say drill it any more and work it any more than what we have."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.