Buf­falo up­sets No. 13 West Virginia in over­time 99-94

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MOR­GAN­TOWN, W.VA. — CJ Mass­in­burg had 43 points and 14 re­bounds as Buf­falo pulled off an­other big up­set against a power pro­gram, stun­ning No. 13 West Virginia 99-94 in over­time Fri­day night.

Jeremy Har­ris added 16 points and nine re­bounds for the Bulls in the sea­son opener for both teams. Buf­falo grabbed at­ten­tion last March when the 13thseeded Bulls blew out No. 4 seed Ari­zona 89-68 in the first round of the NCAA Tour­na­ment.

This time, the Bulls (1-0) ral­lied with a late 15-4 surge to force over­time be­fore outscor­ing the Moun­taineers 15-10 in the ex­tra pe­riod.

It was the first time West Virginia (0-1) lost its home opener since a 91-84 de­feat against North­east­ern in 2003.

Jayvon Graves added 14 points for Buf­falo, and Nate Perkins scored 10 off the bench.

La­mont West led West Virginia with 22 points and nine re­bounds. James “Bee­tle” Bolden scored a ca­reer-high 21. NO. 2 KEN­TUCKY 71, SOUTH­ERN ILLI­NOIS 59

LEX­ING­TON, Ky. — Kel­don John­son and Im­manuel Quick­ley each scored 15 points, Nick Richards grabbed a ca­reer-high 19 re­bounds and Ken­tucky ral­lied in the sec­ond half for the

win.

The Wild­cats (11) bounced back from Tues­day night's 118-84 shel­lack­ing by No. 4 Duke, but had to work hard in the sec­ond half to over­come the vet­eran Salukis.

Ken­tucky dom­i­nated SIU 48-19 on the glass. The Wild­cats also shot 47 per­cent after half­time and lim­ited SIU to 1 of 7 shoot­ing from long range.

Aaron Cook had 18 points and Kavion Pip­pen 16 for the Salukis (01), who opened against their first ranked team since No. 13 Illi­nois in 2010. NO. 6 TEN­NESSEE 87, LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 65

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Grant Wil­liams scored 31 points, pulled down 10 re­bounds and show­cased his new­found 3-point range for Ten­nessee.

Wil­liams shot 3 of 4 from be­yond the arc, match­ing his 2017-18 sea­son to­tal for 3-point­ers. He shot 11 of 15 over­all and led five Ten­nessee play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures.

Ad­mi­ral Schofield had 15 points, seven re­bounds and seven as­sists for Ten­nessee (2-0). Kyle Alexan­der, Jor­dan Bone and Jor­dan Bow­den added 10 points each.

Ja­keenan Gant scored 18 points, Mar­cus Stro­man had 11 and Justin Miller added 10 for Louisiana-lafayette (1-1). NO. 7 NE­VADA 83, PA­CIFIC 61

RENO, Ne­vada — Caleb Martin scored all of his 22 points in the sec­ond half and Ne­vada shot 48 per­cent from 3-point range in the win.

Jor­dan Caro­line scored 16 points, Tre'shawn Thur­man added 14, Jazz John­son 12 and Cody Martin 11 for Ne­vada (2-0).

An­thony Townes fin­ished with 13 points and Lafayette Dorsey added 10 for the Tigers (1-1). NO. 8 NORTH CAROLINA 116, ELON 67

ELON, N.C. — Cameron John­son and fresh­man Nas­sir Lit­tle scored 21 points apiece in North Carolina's rout.

Fresh­man Coby White added 14 points to help the Tar Heels (2-0) sweep their two-game, sea­sonopen­ing barn­storm­ing tour of re­gional mid­ma­jors

Shel­don Eber­hardt scored 16 points, Steven Santa Ana added 14 and Tyler Seib­ring fin­ished with 10 for the Phoenix (1-1). They haven't beaten North Carolina since 1918 and re­mained win­less against Top 25 op­po­nents since mov­ing to Divi­sion I in the late 1990s. NO. 11 AUBURN 88, NO. 25 WASH­ING­TON 66

AUBURN, Ala. — Chuma Okeke had 19 points and 10 re­bounds and Samir Doughty scored 18 as the Tigers (2-0) raced to an 18-point half­time lead and pushed it to 30 in their first home win over a ranked non­con­fer­ence team in nearly 48 years.

Jared Harper and Bryce Brown both scored 13 points for the Tigers. Harper also had five as­sists. Cen­ter Austin Wi­ley saw his first ac­tion in more than a sea­son, scor­ing five points in 13 min­utes.

Jaylen Now­ell had 16 points for Wash­ing­ton. Nahziah Carter also scored 16 off the bench. Noah Dick­er­son had 12 points be­fore foul­ing out mid­way through the sec­ond half, and David Crisp scored 10 points for the Huskies. NO. 12 KANSAS STATE 56, KEN­NE­SAW STATE 41

MAN­HAT­TAN, Kan. — Barry Brown and Makol Maw­ien each scored 15 points, Dean Waded added 13 and Kansas State stum­bled through a sea­son-open­ing win.

The Wild­cats won their 24th con­sec­u­tive non-con­fer­ence game at Bram­lage Coli­seum de­spite play­ing with­out Xavier Sneed, who tweaked an an­kle in prac­tice Thurs­day and coach Bruce We­ber held him out as a pre­cau­tion.

Kosta Jankovic had 10 points to lead the Owls (1-1), who com­mit­ted 21 turnovers and were no match ath­let­i­cally for their Big 12 foe. NO. 14 ORE­GON 81, EAST­ERN WASH­ING­TON 47

EU­GENE, Ore. — Fresh­man Bol Bol had 23 points and 12 re­bounds for his sec­ond dou­ble­dou­ble in as many games as Ore­gon rode its sti­fling de­fense to the win.

Paul White and Ehab Amin each added 11 points, and Pay­ton Pritchard had 10 points and eight as­sists.

Ore­gon's largest lead was 42 points late in the sec­ond half.

Cody Ben­zel led East­ern Wash­ing­ton (0-2) with 16 points. NO. 15 VIRGINIA TECH 87, GARD­NER-WEBB 59

BLACKS­BURG, Va. — Nick­eil Alexan­der-walker and Isa­iah Wilkins scored 21 points apiece as Virginia Tech won its opener.

Kerry Black­s­hear Jr. added 12 points for the Hok­ies, who al­lowed Gard­ner-webb to keep it close un­til after half­time.

Nate John­son scored 17 points to lead the Run­nin' Bull­dogs (0-2), who crept within four points less than five min­utes into the sec­ond half. Virginia Tech re­sponded with an 8-0 run and then pulled away.

AP PHOTO BY RAY­MOND THOMP­SON

Buf­falo guard Davonta Jor­dan (4) drives up court while be­ing de­fended by West Virginia guard James Bolden (3) dur­ing the first half of an NCAA col­lege bas­ket­ball game, Fri­day, Nov. 9, in Mor­gan­town, W.VA.

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