Kahiem Seawright scored 20 points in the second half - including all 10 for Rhode Island during its critical run - and the Rams beat Niagara 68-62 in an NIT first-round game on Tuesday night.
Jimmy Baron scored 20, including hitting six free throws in the
final 40 seconds, for the sixth-seeded Rams (23-10), who snapped a
two-game losing streak. Seawright finished with 23 points for the
Rams, who are making their 13th NIT appearance and improved to 7-6
in tournament-opening games.
Anthony Nelson scored 14 for the poor-shooting Purple Eagles,
who finished 21-of-59 from the field, and 7-of-27 in 3-point
attempts. Third-seeded Niagara (26-9) had a seven-game home win