Feb 9, 2009
The battle for first place in the A10 delivered on all fronts as VCU (18-6; 9-2 A10) travelled to St. Louis and handed the Billikens a 73-65 loss.
The top two point guards in the conference facing each other head-to-head, with sole possession of first place on the line.
But, make no mistakes, this will be THE Ace Baldwin Jr. game.
Baldwin scored not only a game-high, but a new career high with 37 points in 38 minutes of play.
Those 37 points came on an incredibly efficient 12-15 shooting overall (80%), including four of his five attempts from long range, and a perfect 9-9 from the free throw line.
The Rams needed ever single one of those points as the game saw 16 lead changes, and 11 ties.
A hook shot from Jalen DeLoach with just over two minutes left in the game gave the Rams their largest lead of the night at 7 points.
DeLoach recorded his fourth double-double of the season with a 13 point and 11 rebound performance.
A turnover by the Billikens and then a Flagrant-1 foul would...

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