Buffalo 62, Rutgers 53

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AMHERST, N.Y. (AP)—Roderick Middleton had 19 points and Calvin Cage added 16 to lift Buffalo to a 62-53 win over Rutgers Saturday night.

Buffalo (8-1), which received a vote in the AP Top 25 this week for the first time in school history, is off to its best start since beginning the 1962-63 season 9-1.

Parnell Smith chipped in 10 points for the Bulls, who have won 23 of their last 25 games at home.

Down by one point at halftime, the Scarlet Knights (6-2) opened the second half with a 10-2 run that was capped by Quincy Douby’s 3-pointer, making the score 36-29. Douby led Rutgers with 24 points and Marquis Webb had 15.

The Bulls erased the deficit with a 12-2 run that made it 41-38 with 9:53 to go.

Cage hit a 3-pointer to put the Bulls up by 10 with just over three minutes left and iced the game with another 3 with 45 seconds remaining.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Rutgers
Q. Douby Q. Douby
10-22,  24 Pts
4 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Buffalo
R. Middleton R. Middleton
5-10,  19 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

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