In a game where neither team could break away, Perkins and Jordan each drove for scores in the final minute to put Buffalo back into the lead, 77-74. Jeremy Harris made three of four foul shots to close it out.
Harris finished with 15 points for the Bulls, preseason pics to win the Mid-American East.
Despite 25 points from freshman Takal Molson, and 20 from sophomore Isaiah Reese, 17 after halftime, Canisius, which had led by five late, was unable to hang on. The Griffins were hampered by 19 turnovers -- eight off Buffalo steals -- and were outrebounded 42-32.
Jermaine Crumpton, coming in 30 pounds lighter than last season, blocked three shots, grabbed seven boards and scored nine points for Canisius.
Pitino settles with Louisville, seeks 'new chapter'
Rick Pitino and the University of Louisville Athletic Association have dropped their lawsuits as part of a settlement that will reflect that his employment ended "as a result of a resignation."
Virginia's Bennett rejects raise in new deal
Virginia coach Tony Bennett turned down a raise while getting an extension, asking that the money be used for the program.
NBA agents reject NCAA's certification proposal
The NBPA sent a letter on behalf of certified player agents to the NCAA that refuses to submit to a proposed certification process to work with undergraduate players testing the NBA draft.