Jeremy Harris added 18 points for the 14th-ranked Bulls, who handed the Orange their second consecutive home loss. It was also Buffalo's first win over the Orange since 1963, as they are one of nine undefeated teams left in Division 1, which holds 353 teams. The win also helps Buffalo overcome an 81-74 loss to the Orange last season, where the Bulls blew a late lead near the end of the season.
Buffalo's first lead did not come until there were nine minutes left in the game, as Massinburg's three gave them the advantage for good. They are rolling this season, which put them in the AP Polls for the first time in program history last November. Their 11-0 start is their best to a season since they finished the shorter 1930-1931 season at 15-0.
The Orange were coming off a 68-62 loss at home to Old Dominion last Saturday, as they were knocked out of the AP rankings for the second time this season. They dropped consecutive home games for the first time in nearly 40 years, and did that by shooting just 27.6 percent from the floor after halftime. Elijah Hughes led the Orange with 16 points in the loss, while Frank Howard had 13 and their leading scorer, Tyus Battle, was held to 11.
The Bulls' chances to prove themselves continue no Friday night when they visit No. 20 Marquette, while will try to find more success at home against Arkansas State on Saturday.