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Florida A&M at Oregon

When: 3 p.m. Tuesday

TV: Pac-12

EUGENE — Oregon took its first game without Bol Bol pretty much in stride.

Just how tall an order it might be playing without the 7-foot-2 freshman star for an extended time was not something coach Dana Altman wished to address.

Payton Pritchard had 19 points and five rebounds as Oregon overcame Bol’s absence to race past Boise State 66-54 on Saturday night.

“It’s a lower leg injury,” said Altman, who fended off all inquiries about Bol with the same response. “We’ll take it day by day.”

Bol, the Ducks’ leading scorer and rebounder as well as their best shot blocker and 3-point shooter, sat on the bench wearing a protective boot after injuring his left foot “earlier this week,” according to an Oregon pregame tweet. Bol will “undergo further evaluation next week.”

Paul White, who started in place of Bol, scored 14 points for the Ducks (7-3), winners of three in a row for the first time this season. Victor Bailey Jr. added 13 points off the bench.

“It was like a revelation that I felt I had to do more,” White said. “I just saw my opportunity and I took it. I just let the game come to me.”

“I thought Paul had a good game all around,” Altman said. “Defensively, he was pretty solid and he had five boards.”

Pritchard played the entire second half and more than 38 minutes overall. He made 5 of 7 shots and scored 13 points after the break, including nine when the Ducks pushed their lead to 11 points after the Broncos had pulled within five.

Oregon quickly overcame a four-point deficit by starting the second half with a 19-5 run and dominating the Broncos inside. The Ducks finished with a 33-26 edge in rebounds after trailing by six at halftime and outscored Boise State 28-18 in the paint.

“That was the big turning point,” Altman said of the rebounding effort. “We talk about it at every timeout. We know how important the rebounding stat is to this team.

“We need some extra possessions on the offensive glass. We got to do a better job on the boards. We’re not getting nearly enough second opportunities.”

Oregon shot 65 percent in the second half and 48.8 percent for the game. The Broncos hit 35.3 percent against an Oregon team that ranks second in the nation in field goal percentage defense.

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