Oregon used a 13-2 run to build a 34-28 lead and, after Boise State briefly took a one-point lead, Amin took over. With the Ducks holding a 40-37 lead, Amin scored seven straight points to give Oregon a 46-37 lead and all but put the game away.
Paul White added 13 points for Oregon, while Pat Dembley paced Boise State with 13.
Oregon found a way to win on the road while missing two starters and one key bench player, something that will serve the Ducks well as they enter Pac-12 play next week. And the Ducks aren’t sure when they’ll return to full strength.
Bol Bol, a 7-foot-2 freshman who leads the team in scoring (21.0 points per game), rebounding (9.6) and blocks (2.7), has missed the past four games with a foot injury and out indefinitely. Starting forward Kenny Wooten broke his jaw against Baylor and is expected to be out for another five to six weeks. Forward Abu Kigab, who missed the past three games with a sprained foot, may return to action next Saturday.
Boise State has struggled this season and let a chance to steal one from the Ducks slip through its fingers. However, the Broncos have been competitive in all their losses, which have included several solid mid-major teams and Oregon.
If the Broncos end up making some noise in the Mountain West Conference this season, they will be able to point back to their character-building nonconference slate as the reason why. Otherwise, it’s likely to simply be a long season.
Oregon hosts archrivals Oregon State on Saturday in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
Boise State travels to Wyoming as the Broncos begin play in the Mountain West.