BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Billy Baron scored 18 points to lead all five starters in double figures as Canisius beat Buffalo 71-64 Tuesday night in nonconference action.
Buffalo (1-5) led early 22-21 after Auraum Nuiriankh's layup, but Baron answered, scoring the next seven points for the Golden Griffins to take a 28-22 lead. Canisius led at the half 40-38.
The Bulls were unable to keep up in the second half.
Buffalo turned the ball over 24 times, leading to 27 points for Canisius, while the Golden Griffins protected the ball with just seven turnovers.
Canisius is off to its first 3-0 start since the 2000-2001 season.
Javon McCrea led the Bulls with 22 points.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.