Allman, Ahmad lead CSU Fullerton past Portland, 79-64
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Allman Jr. had 26 points, including six 3-pointers, and Khalil Ahmad scored 21 to help CSU Fullerton beat Portland 79-64 on Saturday night to snap a four-game skid.
Austen Awosika added 12 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and a career-best tying seven assists for CSU Fullerton. Johnny Wang grabbed 11 boards and Jackson Rowe 10 as the Titans (4-9) outrebounded Portland 44-22, including 16-4 on the offensive glass.
Franklin Porter’s layup gave the Pilots (7-8) a one-point lead with 3:43 left in the first half but the Titans used a 17-2 run that spanned halftime to make it 50-36 when Awosika made a jumper with 17:45 to play. Portland made just 1 of 9 from the field and committed three turnovers during that stretch and the Titans led by double figures the rest of the way.
Marcus Shaver Jr. led Portland with 17 points and Jacob Tryon scored 11.