RICHMOND, Va. (AP)Adrian Baldwin Jr.’s 18 points helped VCU defeat Richmond 73-58 on Friday night.
Baldwin also contributed five rebounds, eight assists, and four steals for the Rams (22-7, 13-3 Atlantic 10 Conference). Jamir Watkins scored 11 points and added nine rebounds. Jalen DeLoach finished 5 of 11 from the floor to finish with 10 points.
Neal Quinn led the Spiders (14-15, 7-9) in scoring, finishing with 21 points, six rebounds and two blocks. Tyler Burton added 18 points and seven rebounds for Richmond. Isaiah Bigelow also recorded four points.
VCU took the lead with 8:42 remaining in the first half and never looked back. The score was 37-23 at halftime, with Baldwin racking up 10 points. VCU pulled away with an 8-0 run in the second half to extend a 16-point lead to 24 points. They outscored Richmond by one point in the final half, as Watkins led the way with a team-high nine second-half points.
VCU’s next game is Tuesday against Saint Louis at home, while Richmond visits Saint Joseph’s (PA) on Wednesday.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.