Lyles was the lone UK player to reach double figures in the first two games, scoring 14 points against Grand Canyon and recording 12 against Buffalo. The 6-foot-10 forward from Indianapolis shot 67 percent (10 of 15) from the field and made two 3-pointers. He had four rebounds in each game and dished out three assists against Buffalo.
Kentucky (2-0) also had four players named to the Wooden Award Watch List on Monday. Junior center Willie Cauley-Stein, sophomore guards Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison, and freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns were among 50 players nominated nationally.
The No. 1 Wildcats return to action Tuesday in Indianapolis against No. 5 Kansas (1-0) in the State Farm Champions Classic.