No. 17 Buffalo rolls past Division II Le Moyne 89-55

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — CJ Massinburg had 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, and No. 17 Buffalo used a big second-half run to beat Division II Le Moyne 89-55 on Wednesday night.

Dontay Caruthers scored 20 points and reserve Nick Perkins had 18, helping Buffalo (8-0) continue its best start since the 1930-31 season. Jeremy Harris finished with 16 points.

Massinburg went 6 for 10 from the field while recording the second triple-double in program history. Shannon Evans also accomplished the feat on Dec. 30, 2014, against Binghamton.

Zay Jennings scored 16 points for Le Moyne.


The game was tied at 37 at halftime, but Buffalo grabbed control with a 23-0 run that lasted more than eight minutes in the second half.


Le Moyne: This game counted as an exhibition for the Dolphins, who are 5-3 in Division II contests after losing an exhibition at Syracuse to open the season. Le Moyne has defeated three Division I teams over the past eight seasons, including Siena last season.

Buffalo: Ranked in the AP Top 25 for the first time in program history, the Bulls improved to 15-0 against lower-level opponents since moving up to Division I for the 1992-93 season. Buffalo will face tougher tests later this month with games at Syracuse and Marquette.


Le Moyne hosts New Haven on Saturday.

Buffalo will make the 90-minute trip to St. Bonaventure on Saturday to face the only team that beat the Bulls on their home floor last season.


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