Here’s a rundown of how the four UK freshmen did in the Cats’ 85-45 season-opening victory over Grand Canyon on Friday night:
Trey Lyles: The 6-foot-11 forward was second on the team with 14 points in 17 minutes — the same numbers he had in Sunday’s exhibition finale. Lyles was 6-for-10 from the floor and made one of four three-point attempts. He also hit a long jumper. Lyles added four rebounds.
Karl-Anthony Towns: The only freshman starter through UK’s two exhibition games was also the only newcomer in the first five Friday night. Towns had eight points, eight rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists in 22 minutes. He was 3-for-7 from the floor and made both of his free-throw attempts.