Many of the nation's top teams use the beginning of the year to chalk up wins against inferior opponents as well as learn more about their team. No team needs to do that right now more than Kentucky.
The Wildcats currently sit at 5-3 with losses to Duke, Notre Dame and Baylor. They have three more games—all at home against Portland, Lipscomb and Marshall—before their December 29 rivalry game at Louisville.
There have been numerous questions about this young batch of 'Cats so far this season, but these are the five most important things to watch during their game against Portland today.