COL BKB: Fairfield 62, Colorado State 60

March 16, 2011 at 1:15 AM

FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 16 (UPI) -- Yorel Hawkins scored 17 points Tuesday and Fairfield advanced to the next round of the NIT Tuesday with a 62-60 win over Colorado State.

The sixth-seeded Stags (25-7) got 12 points from Ryan Olander and moved on to a second-round match-up against Kent State.

Andy Ogide led third-seeded Colorado with 13 points. Greg Smith scored nine points and grabbed 15 rebounds.

Colorado State shot 32.2 percent from the field but was within one point with 8 seconds to play. Fairfield's Derek Needham hit one of two free throws on the next possession, and the Rams' Wes Eikmeier missed on a final shot from 3-point range.

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