Boggs scored nine points in a 14-4 run for the Catamounts (9-15, 6-6) at the start of the second half that gave them a 48-38 lead with 13:21 remaining.
The Catamounts ended a four-game losing streak, which included a 72-66 home loss to Georgia Southern on Jan. 26.
Western Carolina shot 52.7 percent (29 of 55) in Saturday's game to 36 percent (18 of 50) for the Eagles (10-15, 4-8), whose 54.9 percent shooting in the first meeting was the best by a Catamounts opponent this season.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.