FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Khalil Ahmad scored a season-high 23 points, Tre Coggins pumped in 22 more and Cal State Fullerton slipped past Long Beach State for a 74-69 win Saturday night.
Trailing by five at the break, Fullerton (11-12, 5-5 Western Athletic Conference) stayed close and edged into its first lead of the game with a layup from Coggins that made it 45-44 with 12:21 left. The lead traded twice before Ahmad put Fullerton on top for good just over four minutes later with a 3-point play that sparked an 8-0 spurt to stretch the advantage to 60-52.
Jackson Rowe finished with 13 points for the Titans, who shot 54 percent from the field
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Long Beach State (11-16, 6-5) got 21 points and 14 rebounds from Roschon Prince. Temidayo Yussuf added 13 points, Evan Payne had 12, Loren Jackson got 11 and Justin Bibbins 10.