COL BKB: Rhode Island 68, Niagara 62

March 17, 2009 at 11:29 PM

NIAGARA, N.Y., March 17 (UPI) -- Kahiem Seawright's 23 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday lifted Rhode Island to a 68-62 win over Niagara in the first round of the NIT.

Jimmy Baron added 20 points for Rhode Island (23-10).

Niagara (26-9) was led by Anthony Nelson with 14 points and seven assists. Tyrone Lewis added 13 points.

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