CJ Massinburg scores 43, Buffalo stuns No. 13 WVU in OT
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 13th-seeded 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.
Buffalo had a 29-14 edge in offensive rebounds.