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.

Buffalo guard CJ Massinburg (5) shoots while defended by West Virginia guard James Bolden (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)
Buffalo guard CJ Massinburg (5) shoots while defended by West Virginia guard James Bolden (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

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.

West Virginia forward Esa Ahmad (23) drives to the basket while being defended by Buffalo forward Jeenathan Williams (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)
West Virginia forward Esa Ahmad (23) drives to the basket while being defended by Buffalo forward Jeenathan Williams (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

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.

Buffalo guard Jayvon Graves (3) and West Virginia guard James Bolden (3) battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)
Buffalo guard Jayvon Graves (3) and West Virginia guard James Bolden (3) battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

Lamont West led West Virginia with 22 points and nine rebounds. James “Beetle” Bolden scored a career-high 21.

West Virginia forward Lamont West (15) screams after making a 3-point basket and being fouled during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Buffalo, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)
West Virginia forward Lamont West (15) screams after making a 3-point basket and being fouled during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Buffalo, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

Buffalo had a 29-14 edge in offensive rebounds.

BIG PICTURE

West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins calls a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Buffalo, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)
West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins calls a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Buffalo, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

Buffalo: Hits the road to take on Southern Illinois, which just gave Kentucky a game in Lexington. It was Kentucky that knocked Buffalo out of the NCAA Tournament in the second round last season. The Bulls get more opportunities at major teams with Syracuse and Marquette on the slate for December.

West Virginia guard James Bolden (3) drives to the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Buffalo, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)
West Virginia guard James Bolden (3) drives to the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Buffalo, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

West Virginia: After the Mountaineers dropped their opener against the Bulls, more mid-major powers like Valparaiso, Western Kentucky, Monmouth, UCF and Rhode Island are still on the horizon.

Buffalo forward Nick Perkins (33) shoots while being defended by West Virginia forward Lamont West (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)
Buffalo forward Nick Perkins (33) shoots while being defended by West Virginia forward Lamont West (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

UP NEXT

Buffalo continues its early-season road trip at Southern Illinois on Monday.

Buffalo head coach Nat Oats calls a play during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)
Buffalo head coach Nat Oats calls a play during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

West Virginia travels south to take on Monmouth in the first round of the Myrtle Beach Invitational on Thursday.

Buffalo guard Jeremy Harris (2) shoots while defended by West Virginia guard Chase Harler (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)
Buffalo guard Jeremy Harris (2) shoots while defended by West Virginia guard Chase Harler (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

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Source: The Associated Press

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