BUFFALO, New York — Justin Moss scored 18 points Wednesday night as Buffalo doubled Northern Illinois' score by halftime and hung on for an 82-63 victory.
Buffalo (11-4, 2-1 Mid-American) had a 42-21 lead at the break and held its edge between 14 and 27 points during the second half.
Buffalo took its first commanding lead at 29-15 after a 17-2 run and finished the first half on an 11-2 run. The Bulls held NIU (7-7, 1-2) to just 8 of 30 from the field in the first half.
Northern Illinois closed within 55-41 midway through the second half, but Buffalo pulled away for good with a 12-2 run.