These early season non-conference games against low-major programs may not be the most exciting to fans. However, they do serve a very important purpose for the Kentucky Wildcats. Anytime you have so many new pieces, whether it be from the transfer portal or traditional high school recruiting, it takes time to become a cohesive unit. You can learn a lot from playing Albany instead of having to battle a high-major opponent every night. The Wildcats get plenty of that in conference play. One of the best parts of any game though is the ability to watch the tape and use it as a learning tool.