Mass­in­burg, Bulls up­set No. 13 West Vir­ginia

Se­nior scores 43 points to lead 99-94 OT win


C.J. Mass­in­burg scored 35 of his 43 points in the sec­ond half and over­time as the Univer­sity at Buf­falo men’s bas­ket­ball team up­ended No. 13 West Vir­ginia, 99-94, late Fri­day night in Mor­gan­town.

Mass­in­burg’s 43 points set the school record for points in a road game and is one shy of the school record. He added 14 re­bounds and was 9-for-15 from three-point range, in­clud­ing a pair of clutch threes to force the over­time.

UB (2-0) trailed by as many as 13 points on sev­eral oc­ca­sions in the sec­ond half.

Mass­in­burg made back-to-back threes to trim an eight-point lead to two at 81-79 with three min­utes left. Bran­don Knap­per upped the lead to five at 84-79 when he made one of two free throws with 1:07 re­main­ing. UB’s Jeremy Har­ris an­swered with a layup.

Mass­in­burg then buried a three with 15 sec­onds left to tie the score at 84-84.

In the over­time, UB scored on the first pos­ses­sion but West Vir­ginia an­swered. The Bulls then went on a 9-0 run fu­eled by a layup, two free throws and a three from Mass­in­burg.

Har­ris had 16 points and nine re­bounds for the Bulls while Jayvon Graves added 14.

UB pulled off a rare non-con­fer­ence win at WVU Coli­seum. The Moun­taineers were 64-5 in non­con­fer­ence home games in 12 years un­der Bob Hug­gins.

The Bulls re­main on the road and face South­ern Illi­nois in Car­bon­dale on Mon­day.

South­ern Illi­nois opened its sea­son Fri­day with a 71-59 loss to Ken­tucky.

No. 2 Ken­tucky bounced back from an em­bar­rass­ing 34-point loss to No. 4 Duke in the Cham­pi­ons Clas­sic to beat the vis­it­ing Salukis.

Ken­tucky (1-1) was led fresh­men Kel­don John­son and Im­manuel Quick­ley with 15 points each, but the spark came from sopho­more Quade Green’s 14 points off the bench. Sopho­more Nick Richards added 19 re­bounds.

South­ern Illi­nois, which re­turned all five starters from a 20-win team and fin­ished sec­ond in the Mis­souri Val­ley Con­fer­ence last year to NCAA Tour­na­ment dar­ling Loy­ola-Chicago, was led by ju­nior Aaron Cook with 18 points and 16 from se­nior Kavion Pip­pen.

BYU gets pro­ba­tion

The BYU men’s bas­ket­ball team must va­cate 47 wins and will serve a two-year pro­ba­tion as a re­sult im­proper ben­e­fits boost­ers gave to a player.

The re­port is­sued by the NCAA Com­mit­tee on In­frac­tions also laid out ad­di­tional penal­ties, in­clud­ing the loss of one schol­ar­ship, a limit on of­fi­cial vis­its through the 201920 aca­demic years, a dis­as­so­ci­a­tion of one of the boost­ers and a $5,000 fine.

No. 13 Syra­cuse 54, Louisville 23:

With a 37-7 lead at half­time due to a 30-point sec­ond quar­ter ef­fort by the Or­ange, Syra­cuse had its work cut out in the sec­ond half. Moe Neal led the run game for the Or­ange, with 159 yards and two touch­downs on eight car­ries. Quar­ter­back Eric Dungey also rushed for two touch­downs and passed for one. Dungey had 192 pass­ing yards, with the touch­down go­ing to Nykeim John­son and An­dre Szmyt went 4-for-4 on field goals.

No. 23 Fresno State (8-1) at Boise State,

10:15 p.m.

TCU at No. 9 West Vir­ginia (7-1),


South Carolina at No. 15 Florida (6-3),


Wis­con­sin at No. 20 Penn State (6-3),


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