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Amin scored 23 points, helps Oregon beat Boise State 62-50

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Ehab Amin came off the bench to score 23 points and grab a team-high six rebounds to lead Oregon past Boise State 62-50 on Saturday night.

Oregon (9-4), which beat the Broncos 66-54 on Dec. 15, completed a sweep of the rare home-and-home nonconference series with the Broncos and did it with only eight scholarship players.

''This win was important,'' Oregon coach Dana Altman said. ''We needed a win like this. We've been through a lot of ups and downs with injuries and new guys, but we need to keep pressing forward. There are a lot of great opportunities ahead for this them.''

Boise State (5-8), which lost at home for the only the second time this season, focused successfully on stopping Oregon's Payton Pritchard, who had 19 points in the matchup earlier this season. Pritchard finished with only three points, but Amin was the one victimizing the Broncos.

''We did a great job on Pritchard, that was a big part of our game plan,'' Boise State coach Leon Rice said. ''But it's not like we said we're going to double-team Pritchard. We just didn't make it tough enough on Amin, too.''

Amin, a graduate transfer from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, had scored just 21 points in his previous nine games combined.

''We just started hitting a lot more jumpers and that opened things up for me,'' Amin said. ''Then we just started spreading it around. I was just taking what the defense was giving me.''

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. Amin scored six straight points to give Oregon a 46-37 lead with eight minutes left and all but put the game away.

Paul White added 13 points for Oregon, while Pat Dembley paced Boise State with 13.

BIG PICTURE

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.

UP NEXT

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.

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Key Players
P. Pritchard
J. Jessup
34.3 Min. Per Game 34.3
12.9 Pts. Per Game 12.9
2.7 Ast. Per Game 2.7
4.2 Reb. Per Game 4.2
42.0 Field Goal % 40.7
34.4 Three Point % 39.8
88.4 Free Throw % 72.4
  Lost ball turnover on Alex Hobbs, stolen by Ehab Amin 29.0
+ 2 Ehab Amin made layup 30.0
  Bad pass turnover on Alex Hobbs, stolen by Will Richardson 38.0
  Offensive rebound by Alex Hobbs 45.0
  Derrick Alston missed 3-pt. jump shot 47.0
+ 1 Louis King made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:02
+ 1 Louis King made 1st of 2 free throws 1:02
  Personal foul on Alex Hobbs 1:02
  Defensive rebound by Louis King 1:04
  Pat Dembley missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:06
  Defensive rebound by RJ Williams 1:15
Team Stats
Points 62 50
Field Goals 23-60 (38.3%) 15-42 (35.7%)
3-Pointers 7-24 (29.2%) 6-21 (28.6%)
Free Throws 9-11 (81.8%) 14-20 (70.0%)
Total Rebounds 31 33
Offensive 5 7
Defensive 24 24
Team 2 2
Assists 9 6
Steals 14 4
Blocks 0 3
Turnovers 7 19
Fouls 18 16
Technicals 0 0
23 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST
13 PTS, 1 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Oregon 9-4 214162
home team logo Boise State 5-8 242650
Team Stats
away team logo Oregon 9-4 70.5 PPG 37.1 RPG 13.3 APG
home team logo Boise State 5-8 71.6 PPG 33.6 RPG 12.1 APG
Key Players
4
E. Amin G 5.8 PPG 3.0 RPG 1.2 APG 37.2 FG%
13
P. Dembley G 5.5 PPG 2.0 RPG 1.5 APG 33.5 FG%
Top Scorers
E. Amin G 23 PTS 6 REB 2 AST
P. Dembley G 13 PTS 1 REB 1 AST
38.3 FG% 35.7
29.2 3PT FG% 28.6
81.8 FT% 70.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. White 13 5 0 5/11 1/3 2/2 3 31 3 0 1 3 2
V. Bailey Jr. 9 0 0 4/9 1/4 0/0 0 23 3 0 2 0 0
L. King 9 5 1 3/11 1/4 2/2 4 33 1 0 1 1 4
P. Pritchard 3 3 5 1/10 1/7 0/0 1 38 1 0 0 0 3
F. Okoro 0 6 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 19 1 0 1 0 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. White 13 5 0 5/11 1/3 2/2 3 31 3 0 1 3 2
V. Bailey Jr. 9 0 0 4/9 1/4 0/0 0 23 3 0 2 0 0
L. King 9 5 1 3/11 1/4 2/2 4 33 1 0 1 1 4
P. Pritchard 3 3 5 1/10 1/7 0/0 1 38 1 0 0 0 3
F. Okoro 0 6 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 19 1 0 1 0 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Amin 23 6 2 8/13 2/4 5/6 2 25 3 0 1 0 6
W. Richardson 3 1 1 1/2 1/1 0/1 1 24 2 0 0 0 1
M. Norris 2 3 0 1/3 0/1 0/0 4 7 0 0 1 1 2
W. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Kigab - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Wooten - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Bol - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Osborn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 62 29 9 23/60 7/24 9/11 18 200 14 0 7 5 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Jessup 9 8 3 2/8 2/6 3/4 2 35 0 2 0 0 8
A. Hobbs 6 3 0 3/11 0/3 0/1 2 32 0 0 2 1 2
R. Williams 6 7 0 2/3 0/1 2/3 2 22 1 0 4 1 6
M. Dickinson 5 5 1 1/4 1/2 2/2 2 35 1 0 4 0 5
Z. Haney 4 2 0 1/4 0/2 2/2 1 15 0 0 3 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Jessup 9 8 3 2/8 2/6 3/4 2 35 0 2 0 0 8
A. Hobbs 6 3 0 3/11 0/3 0/1 2 32 0 0 2 1 2
R. Williams 6 7 0 2/3 0/1 2/3 2 22 1 0 4 1 6
M. Dickinson 5 5 1 1/4 1/2 2/2 2 35 1 0 4 0 5
Z. Haney 4 2 0 1/4 0/2 2/2 1 15 0 0 3 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Dembley 13 1 1 5/9 3/5 0/0 3 27 2 0 3 1 0
D. Alston 6 3 0 1/3 0/2 4/6 1 21 0 1 2 1 2
D. Wacker 1 2 1 0/0 0/0 1/2 2 11 0 0 1 2 0
M. Harwell 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
R. Jorch - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Huang - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Rice - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Frazier - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Abercrombie - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bereal - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 50 31 6 15/42 6/21 14/20 16 200 4 3 19 7 24