Hot shooting night catapults Rams past Aggies, 95-59

VCU (4-2) cruised past the Aggies of North Carolina A&T to win their second straight home game, 95-59.

Freshman Ace Baldwin paced the Rams to start the game as he scored all 10 of his career-high points in the first half. He led the team in both assists and steals—5 and 4 respectively—while also grabbing 3 rebounds.

Both teams struggled to find a rhythm early as they turned the ball over a combined 24 times (NCAT-13; VCU-11) before the half. The Aggies ended with 15 turnovers coming partially off 10 steals by the Rams.

During one stretch of play, Tre Clark III, blocked a shot and then hit a floater in the paint on the other end. In the very next sequence Clark grabbed one of his ___ steals on the night and turned that into a dunk on the other end. The reserve guard ended the night with 6 points, 4 assists, and 2 steals before ultimately fouling out.

The second half seemed to be all Bones Hyland for VCU.

The sophomore guard started the game shooting 1-6 from range before he hit six straight threes to close out his evening. Hyland ended with a career-high 30 points on 7-12 shooting from long distance. His 7 three-pointers set a personal career-high as well.

Overall the Rams shot an impressive 63% from the field and 46% from deep.

The Rams also combined to dish 20 assists with 40 points coming in the paint. The VCU bench checked in to score 31 points on the evening as well.

VCU returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 12th as the Rams host long-time rival, Old Dominion. That game is set to tip at 5pm EST.
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