Jackson Rowe scored 15 with 11 rebounds for CSU Fullerton (11-13, 7-3 Big West Conference), which led by as many as 12 in the second half before Long Beach rallied.
Long Beach State's Edon Maxhuni dribbled the length of the court and curled down the baseline, whipping a pass to Bryan Alberts for a 3-pointer that cut the gap to 83-80 with 22 seconds left. Deishaun Booker scored underneath making it 84-82 with 12 seconds to go.
The 49ers (9-17, 3-17) used a full-court press and double team to force a turnover with 8.1 seconds on the clock, but gave the ball right back with a traveling call.
Ahmad made 1 of 2 free throws at the other end and Awosika picked off Long Beach State to end the game.
Memphis will hold pro day for NBA teams featuring potential lottery picks
The pro day, featuring James Wiseman and Precious Achiuwa, will have a similar format to the draft combine.
Judge denies MSU request to dismiss Title IX suit
A federal judge on Wednesday denied Michigan State's request to dismiss a Title IX lawsuit filed by a former female student, thus allowing the suit to proceed.
Osabuohien, dismissed by Hogs, surfaces at WVU
Forward Gabe Osabuohien, who was dismissed from Arkansas for undisclosed reasons last week, has transferred to play for coach Bob Huggins at West Virginia.